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 hold 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.

CORC’s vision is for all children and young people’s wellbeing support to be informed by real-world evidence so that every child thrives. Our 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.

Our latest report

In November 2016 CORC published its report Child- and Parent-reported Outcomes and Experiences from Child and Young People’s Services 2011-2015. A revised December 2016 version of this report (available for download on the right of this page) includes a number of corrections to the original version. A full erratum table listing the changes is available here. This report considers data from the services involved in the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – of whom many are CORC members – and further data collected from CORC members 2007-2010. It presents the first detailed analysis of this data and CORC are inviting colleagues, mental health practitioners, services and anyone to join a discussion on the report’s findings.

In December 2016 and January 2017, CORC will be running a series of seminars to provide an opportunity for child mental health practitioners, service leads, researchers and commissioners working in the statutory and voluntary sector to discuss and question the findings with our expert panel, including Professor Miranda Wolpert, lead author on the report, local commissioners and young advisors. Attendees will also be invited to deliberate on how we can use these findings to inform work in children’s mental health sector in the future.

Further information about these seminars can be found here.