The Child Outcomes Research Consortium is a learning collaboration of mental health providers, schools, funders, service user groups and researchers jointly committed to collecting and using routinely collected outcome data to enhance service provision and improve understanding of how best to help young people with mental health and wellbeing issues and their families. Over 70 member services across the UK, Scandinavia and beyond are committed to ensuring that young people and their families receive the best help possible.

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.

Upcoming CORC Events

CORC Members’ Forums

Thank you to everyone who attended our Members’ Forum on 20th April 2016 – it was an inspiring and thought provoking day! We had a number of interesting presentations which are available online and a summary of the day’s Twitter conversation gives a good overview of the various topics covered.

The second Members’ Forum of 2016 will be held on 30th November 2016.

We also have some exciting upcoming events of interest to CORC members:

EBPU 10 year celebration: “Making evidence-based practice a reality in child mental health: Considering risk, resilience, change and choice”

• Thursday 16th June 2016
• Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London, N1 9JH

This free event includes speakers Professor Peter Fonagy, Dr Miranda Wolpert, Professor Neil Humphrey, Dr Jessica Deighton, Professor Panos Vostanis, Kate Martin and many more. For further information and to book a place, please visit the Anna Freud Centre website

CORC 2nd International Conference – “Sharing best practice in supporting service transformation through outcome measurement across the globe”

• Friday 17th June 2016
• Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London, N1 9JH.

This free event will provide the opportunity to network and share best practice and challenges in routine outcomes measurement. The day will be followed by a tribute to Dr Steve Kingsbury who tragically died last year and did so much to transform and enhance help for children and young people with mental health issues. Speakers include: Professor Wolfgang Lutz (Germany), Professor Frits Boer (Netherlands) and Dr Olle Lindevall (Sweden) alongside UK experts.

For further information and to book a place, please visit the Anna Freud Centre website

CORC News

See our April 2016 CORC newsletter for the latest information about CORC’s projects, opportunities and news of interest to CORC members

In particular, look out for a CORC Member Case Study, written by Sarah Harrison Assistant Psychologist CAMHS Berkshire. It follows the service as they go paperless and start using technology to improve and develop their approach to routine outcome measurement. Full case study is available in the Members Area.