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 network includes mental health providers, education settings, cultural and community services, local authorities, professional bodies and research institutions from across Europe and beyond.
We recognise children and young people's right to have their views heard and acted upon - to have space, voice, audience and influence. We use the Lundy model to enact this across our work.
We manage a membership and network who share a commitment to collecting and using evidence to improve children and young people's mental health and wellbeing.
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.
Members of the CORC team provide a range of support for the collection, analysis and reporting of data and the use of data to improve services as well as training and knowledge-sharing opportunities, such as the annual CORC Forum and Regional Seminars.