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.
CORC holds data relating to mental health and wellbeing outcomes of more than 400,000 children and young people in the UK, representing the largest data set of this kind worldwide. Their mission is to promote the meaningful use of evidence to enable more effective child-centred support, services and systems to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Members of the team provide a range of support for the collection, analysis and reporting of data and the use of data to improve services as well as training and knowledge-sharing opportunities, such as the annual CORC Forum and Regional Seminar Series.
As part of the learning partnership with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, CORC are able to mobilise their resources and expertise to effectively deliver the thinking, practice and research to help provide children and young people and families with the right support in a collaborative and innovative way.
- For individuals looking for information on specific outcome and experience measures and how to measure children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: https://www.corc.uk.net/outcome-experience-measures/
- For individuals looking for further guidance, research reports and resources regarding the use and interpretation of outcome and experience measures in children and young people mental health, visit CORC’s Resource Hub: https://www.corc.uk.net/resource-hub/
- For individuals thinking about collaborating with CORC to conduct research on specific service improvement or transformation projects: https://www.corc.uk.net/about-corc/projects-and-collaborations/