On Friday 23rd May, David Cameron, MP for Witney, visited The Mulberry Bush School in Standlake which provides care, treatment and education for some of the most emotionally damaged children in the country.
Mr Cameron spent time with staff learning how they meet the needs of a child who has been referred to the school for specialist care, treatment and education.
He met John Diamond (CEO) and John Turberville (Director), and discussed the innovative 'National Centre for Therapeutic Residential and Foster Care' and its vision to share best practice and research to influence improved outcomes for traumatised children across the residential and fostering sectors. They discussed how to ensure that funding streams are available to place the most traumatised children in appropriate therapeutic schools.
Mr Cameron, who is a patron of the Mulberry Bush School, said "Mulberry Bush demonstrates a gold standard of care, education and reflective practice and this Government wants to encourage the whole sector to show the same commitment to developing and evaluating their practice."