CORC for Schools
The Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) is the UK’s leading membership organisation that collects and uses evidence to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
CORC supports schools to measure the impact of mental health and well-being care using outcome measures (which often take the form of a questionnaire) and academic engagement measures such as attendance, attainment and behaviour. These can track the change in an individual’s mental health and wellbing and can be reported by students, parents, carers, teachers or mental health and wellbeing professionals within the school context. By measuring impact, schools can understand and demonstrate where interventions have been effective and improve the planning and resourcing of child-centered support.
CORC’s team of mental health measurement experts can work together with individual schools, clusters or academy trusts through a CORC for Schools membership, which offers:
- Tools for evaluation of mental health and wellbeing interventions, including comparison of findings with attendance and attainment data
- Dedicated support and training on how to interpret findings and use them to shape child-centred support
- Opportunity to share and learn from a network of mental health providers, schools, service user groups and researchers
- Invitations to national and regional learning events with experts in mental health and emotional wellbeing
For more information see http://www.corc.uk.net/about/corc-for-schools/