Measures in the Commissioning Context

18th May 2017 18th May 2017


Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families Map
1 day
09:30 - 16:00




Non Member Training Fee - 10% discount for 2 + bookings, email


CORC member (free)


Associate member fee

Places available

About this course

Measures in a commissioning context is being run by Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) in partnership with the Centre

This course looks at how routine outcome measurement can inform the commissioning cycle for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, across the different stages of the commissioning cycle. It explores issues and approaches associated with setting realistic targets and making meaningful use of limited, partial or flawed data.

The course will cover

  • The role of outcome measures in evidence-informed practice and throughout the commissioning cycle
  • Types of outcome measure: identifying the measure that is appropriate for your context and purpose The research evidence around children and young people’s mental health outcome measurement to date: discussion around informed expectations of service performance Approaches to outcome measurement:
    • Developing an outcome and measurement framework

The role of outcome data in contracting and performance management

Addressing challenges associated with outcome data in children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: working collaboratively to make meaningful

Who is this course suitable for?

The course is suitable for all those who commission or manage services that support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, and who would like to understand more about how to measure outcomes and work with outcome data in these settings to best inform commissioning activity.

Aims of the course?

The learning objectives of the course are:

  • Delegates will be able to understand the benefits of using outcome and feedback measures at each stage of the commissioning cycle
  • Understand different types of outcome measure relevant to children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, and their different applications
  • Understand the issues and challenges associated with capturing and interpreting children and young people’s mental health outcome data, and be more confident about using messy, real-world data to meaningfully inform decision-making and service improvement


10% discount available if you book 2 or more places on Choosing and Using Measures or make 2 or more bookings across the following trainings:

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