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CORC members are practitioners from across the statutory and voluntary sectors, service managers, organisational leads and education professionals who work in a school or mental health service which has signed up for its staff to join the CORC membership network. All members are entitled to advice and support on choosing, working with and understanding the data from outcome and feedback measures, as well as access to member events, online materials such as training videos and guidance, and reduced rates for training.
Best Practice Framework
Set of standards, tools and guidance for ensuring the highest quality use of outcome and feedback measurement in organisations supporting children and young people’s mental health.
Clinician, therapist, psychiatrist
As a practitioner you may or may not belong to a CORC Member organisation but either way you're interacting regularly with children and young people using mental health services. You may already use outcome measures as part of your work and are looking for further information on how to interpret the responses and adjust your practice accordingly. Alternatively, you may be just beginning your outcome measurement journey and be looking for basic information on what they are, why to use them, which ones to to use for what and how to introduce them into therapy.
Outcome and experience measures
Access to information and downloadable outcome measures to use in a variety of mental health and wellbeing support settings
Service Manager, Clinical Director, Data Manager
As Service Manager, Clinical Director or Outcomes Lead, you have responsibility for embedding the use of outcome and feedback measures in your organisation. You are interested in information on best practice, how to implement routine outcome measurement as well as analyse, and interpret the data and how to demonstrate your impact with commissioners and service users alike.
Capacity Development and Networking
CORC is dedicated to ensuring that those working across the mental health and wellbeing sector are empowered to use outcome measures and evidence to develop more effective child-centred support
Young Person, Parent or Carer
As someone whose therapist has talked about an outcome measure or worked through a questionnaire with you on how you're feeling and functioning, you want to know more about these 'tools'. Alternatively, you may be the parent or carer of a child and young person attending a mental health service. Either way, you want to understand why outcome measures are used, what the information is used for and by whom. Most importantly, you want to know how they can help you or those in your care.
Animation: Outcome measurement in a nutshell
Created by Josh, a young person using services at a CORC member organisation, these animations provide an overview of what outcome measures are and how they might be used in support for children and young people.
Teacher, SENCO, Education Provider
As a teacher or SENCO, you are looking for information on how to measure the impact of the mental health support you provide to pupils or students, from specific interventions to the school environment at large. You need to know which measures to use, how to analyse the data and how to compare findings with young people's attendance and attainment data.
CORC for Schools
Find out how CORC is supporting schools to measure the impact of mental health and wellbeing care, helping education professionals understand where interventions have been effective.
Interested in delving deeper into data collected from routine outcome measurement, you are interested in the latest findings from CORC's analysis of outcome and feedback data from child and young person mental health services. You may also wish to access the CORC dataset for your own research in the field of child and adolescent mental health
CORC's latest report
CORC's report Child- and Parent-reported Outcomes and Experience from Child and Young People's Mental Health Services 2011-2015 looks at data collected from across services in the CYP IAPT Programme and in CORC member services.
You are responsible for commissioning a range of services to support children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, and interested in understanding how routine collection of data can help you evaluate these better.
CORC can provide tailored support in the use of outcome and experience measures to improve services and support for children and young people.