Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC)

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. Founded in 2002 by a group of mental health professionals determined to understand the impact of their work, today our members include mental health service providers, schools, professional bodies and research institutions from across Europe and beyond. We analyse and interpret data relating to mental health and wellbeing outcomes of more that 400,000 children and young people in the UK, representing the largest data set of this kind worldwide.

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CORC aggregates and reports on outcome data, and trains professionals in how to use data by offering free training to members.  In addition, CORC carries out original research, works with members and others to improve practice and develops innovative approaches to data collation, management and linkage. The collaboration also aims to improve understanding of the experience of children and young people who use mental health services and to help ensure the voice of mental health professionals is heard within society.

A range of resources have been designed to help clinicians and service managers use outcome measures to increase the effectiveness of their work. These resources include information on the CORC approaches to outcome measurement, downloadable measures, templates and guidance. Please visit the CORC website for more information about the organisation or contact the CORC team at corc@annafreud.org.