The Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) brings together organisations and individuals committed to using and improving evidence to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. We are leading experts in measuring mental health outcomes.

Founded in 2002 by a group of mental health professionals determined to understand the impact of their work, we bring together theoretical knowledge on outcome measurement and relating this to the insights and expertise developed by practitioners working with children and young people on the ground. 

Our network includes mental health providers, education settings, cultural and community services, local authorities, 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. We support others to gather and understand their own data. We build expertise about using this information to improve support.

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.

CORC is a project of the Anna Freud Centre.  In taking forward our mission, CORC makes a specific contribution to achieving the Centre’s wider vision: a world where children and families are supported effectively to build on their strengths and to achieve their goals in life.  Our values and principles are articulated on the Anna Freud Centre website.

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