Our aim is to explore the data and evidence that we and our members collect in order to further knowledge and understanding of what works for children and young people within the mental health and wellbeing sector. Our work in this area includes:

  • Translating research findings into policy recommendations at national and local level
  • Engaging in national level dialogue with government, the National Health Service, academic institutions and like-minded organisations
  • Leading new thinking and theory in the field of children and young people’s mental health

Spearheading this work is Director of CORC, Miranda Wolpert. Miranda is clinical psychologist by background and has worked for many years in the NHS and schools providing therapy to young people and families. She is a Professor in Evidence Based Practice and Research at University College London (UCL) as well as being Head of the Innovation, Evaluation and Dissemination programme at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU).

Drawing on evidence generated from CORC members’ data, Miranda drives new thinking and challenges the status quo in the field of child mental health. For example, her opinion piece 'Failure is an option' in the Lancet Psychiatry suggesting that not all children can be helped through therapy has helped initiate conversations at various level of policy making on how best to measure outcomes for children and effectiveness of support.

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