A charity dedicated to transforming the lives of those affected by childhood trauma is one of two Oxfordshire organisations set to hold a research conference on the topic.

The Mulberry Bush, based in Standlake, will host its first-ever research conference later this month.

The sold-out event is due to take place on June 20 at Oxford Brookes' Harcourt Hill site from 9am to 3pm.

The conference will explore inclusion in education, with contributions from specialists across the UK.

The day will also feature a choice of Attachment Aware workshops for the 100 attendees.

Laura Dennis, education outreach lead at The Mulberry Bush and Dr David Colley, senior lecturer in child development and special educational needs at Oxford Brookes University, will be hosting the event and discussing their collaborative research projects on the day.

Dr David ColleyDr David Colley (Image: The Mulberry Bush)

Ms Dennis said: "I am incredibly excited to be leading on this important event.

"Every school will have children and young people with attachment and trauma needs, it is imperative that the education system adapts to the needs presented to ensure the enabling of every opportunity for success."

Laura DennisLaura Dennis (Image: The Mulberry Bush)

The Mulberry Bush Outreach Team is a branch of the charity that works alongside those who work with children to support, educate and upskill them around social, emotional and mental health needs and the impact of childhood trauma.

The outreach team has collaborated with Oxford Brookes and the Diose of Coventry Education Board to research and encourage Attachment Aware Schools.