Issue 17 of the goodenoughcaring Journal “The Mulberry Bush Issue” is now online !


The new issue of the goodenoughcaring Journal is now online. This is our Mulberry Bush Issue which we publish  as a celebration and recognition of the work of the Mulberry Bush School and Organisation since 1948. This issue also considers the current work of the “The Bush” as it continues with new endeavours. In this part of the new issue  John Diamond the CEO of the Mulberry Bush provides an introduction to the Mulberry Bush articles  before offering Reflections on the development of the Mulberry Bush,1948-2015,  John Turberville explains  The Mulberry Bush ApproachCaryn Onions writes A multi disciplinary case studyAnnabelle Rose looks at the role of psychodynamic theory in the therapeutic care of children while Zoe McCarthy  considers  The role of play in the development of traumatised children. Andy Lole proposes Integrating Ofsted into a truly school led system, Dave Roberts writes about The Mulberry Bush Training and outreach team and Ray Burrows  explains the  MBOX and illustrates it with an outreach case study.

The second part of this  issue is an  array of sensitive, thoughtful, reflective, and sensitive articles. Siobain Degregorio offers an additional article about her experience of student placement at the Mulberry Bush. Jennie Bristow gives us her article Helicopters or hands off: today’s parents can’t seem to win and Maurice Fenton stresses the importance of Doing the Right Thing for Children in Care and Support Seekers, and John Molloy gives more of his penetrating reflections on the  historic troubles of Irish child care in his article The Habit of Abuse. 

Michael J. Marlowe writes about Building Relationships with Troubled Children: Insights from Torey Hayden, while John Stein suggests Experience is the Best Teacher, Horse whisperer Bethlehem Taylor remembers A Cockney Childhood in the East End Of London :1945-1960  and Charles Sharpe reviews Inequality, Poverty, Education A Political Economy of School Exclusion by Francesca Ashurst and Couze Venn and, Leading Good Care: the task, heart and art of managing social care by John Burton.

We believe Issue 17 of the goodenoughcaring Journal is a very special one and  we hope you find something of interest to you in it.