The Care Leavers Association Work

The following article has been provided by David Graham, National Director, The Care Leavers’ Association James is 22 and has had his HE bursary withheld by his local authority. Lucy is 18 and has been told she can’t get her leaving care grant. Jim is 21 and in prison. He hasn’t had any visitors and doesn’t know where … Read more

One Day Seminar from The International Centre and Research in Practice (2)

‘Developing Research for the Children’s Residential Care Sector’ Where: The Mulberry Bush School, Linden House Annexe. Click here for map link When: Tuesday 31st January 2017 Time: 10.00 – 15.00 (registration from 09.30) Cost: £45.00 including lunch For: Residential practitioners, providers, researchers and academics This event is CPD accredited. The day will offer talks and workshops … Read more

One Day Seminar from The International Centre and Research in Practice

International Centre Resarch In Practice

‘Developing Research for the Children’s Residential Care Sector’ Where: The Mulberry Bush School, Linden House Annexe. Click here for map link When: Friday 18th November Time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm Cost: £45.00 including lunch For: Residential practitioners, providers, researchers and academics This event is CPD accredited. The day will offer talks and workshops on setting … Read more

“On Literature” by Dr Keith White

Thankfully for those of us who live alongside, and try to understand, support and care for children, whether as parents, teachers, counsellors, therapists, or social workers, know that there is a range of sources of knowledge and wisdom available to help us. Such resources are over and above our own intuitions, common sense and experience.  … Read more

National Centre News: July/August 2015

Dear Readers, A warm welcome to our newest alliance members David Lane ( Independent Child Care Consultant), Elizabeth King ( Principal Psychologist, South Lanarkshire Council) and PACT ( Parents and Children Together), taking our membership to 75 organisations.  See attached flyer for our mission, aims, core values statement and current membership list. Please circulate this … Read more

A Case Study: Behaviour Management Plans by Victoria Faulkner-Barrett

This paper by Victoria Faulkner – Barrett, who is a Therapeutic Care Worker at the Mulberry  Bush School, is a final year assignment from our Level 5 Foundation Degree in ‘therapeutic work with children and young people’ accredited by the University of the West of England. Introduction The Mulberry Bush Organisation, a Non-Maintained Residential Special … Read more

Good Enough Caring Journal issue 17: Charles Sharpe

Issue 17 of the goodenoughcaring Journal, ‘ The Mulberry Bush Issue’ is now online at http://www.goodenoughcaring.com/the-journal/    This very special issue of the goodenoughcaring Journal is a celebration and recognition of the work of the Mulberry Bush School and Organisation since its founding in 1948 by Barbara Dockar Drysdale. Perhaps more significantly the articles in … Read more