The Families and Children sector

Explore the Stars available for family and children’s services

The family and children services sector is mainly served by both the public sector and the voluntary sector. Services here often work along the ‘continuum of needs’ from universal support through to the Early Help Plan and up to acute services.

Our series of Family Stars are widely used by local authorities in the UK to both support and measure change. Triangle offer a variety of Stars in this sector, each designed to meet a specific service user group or service type. For an example of how Star data (Family Star Plus and My Star) has been used in this sector, please see the evaluation of Essex County Council’s Early Help Programme, the Family Innovation Fund, published by OPM Group. 

Family Star Plus

Family Star Plus is an improved variant of the Family Star and is designed for use with parents. The end outcome it supports people to achieve is effective parenting, and the outcome areas it covers correspond to the UK Government’s Troubled Families programme.

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Family Star (Early Years)

Family Star (Early Years) is a version of the Family Star specifically designed for use with parents with young families, with children up to the age of 5. It is also in a short format making it more suitable for use in children’s centres and similar settings.

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My Star

My Star is the Outcomes Star for children. My Star is designed to be used with children in families receiving services, being looked after by foster parents or in a children’s home. It can work well when used alongside the Family Stars for parents.

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The Support Stars

The Support Star (Young People) helps young people facing serious illness to talk about the impact of their illness on different aspects of their life and identify any support they may need. The Support Star (Parents) is designed for use with parents of younger children facing serious illness. 

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Music Therapy Star

The Music Therapy Star is one of the most sector-specific Outcomes Star available and has been designed for use with children accessing Music Therapy services.

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