Frontline Work in Turbulent Times – Therapeutic Care during Coronavirus

An online event for all front line staff to reflect on the issues they face working with challenging people in a complex time This event will create space to reflect on the issues faced when working with challenging people in a complex time, through a series of dynamic, facilitated group sessions to explore recent experiences … Read more

From the PET Archive – A Children’s Court for Bullies

The following paper is from The PET Archive, from Special Education: Forward Trends, Vol 9, No.1 which was published in April 1982. The journal still exists but is now called British Journal of Special Education. The NCSE refers to the National Council for Special Education. Thank you to Nicky Hilton and Jen Galloway for unearthing … Read more

Kindle, iBook and Kobo versions of our e-book now available

We recently self-published an e-book of the memoirs of Alan Wendelken, who attended and subsequently became a staff member at Finchden Manor (you can read a review of the book here). It is now available to buy for your Kindle, Apple device or Kobo Reader:   Buy the book for Amazon Kindle   Buy the book for … Read more

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