The Outcomes Star for children
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My Star is suitable for:
- Children in families that are identified as vulnerable/troubled and receiving services
- Children looked after by foster carers or in a children’s home
My Star is primarily aimed at children aged 7-14, but was successfully with children aged 4-18.
My Star was developed by Triangle with Family Action, Action for Children, Westminster Council and Coram, plus a number of smaller voluntary organisations through part-funding from the UK government Department for Education Growing Our Strengths programme. This was also the first international collaboration in the development of a Star, with the Salvation Army Westcare in Melbourne, Australia.
Where the Family Star Plus is used with a family, My Star can also be used to capture the voice of the child, their needs, their perspective on the changes they are experiencing, and to check that the changes made by parents are enabling their children to thrive. For example, in the pilot there was strong feedback that My Star helped to ‘bring the child into the room’ in multi-agency discussions.
My Star covers eight outcomes areas relevant to child’s life:
- Physical health
- Where you live
- Being safe
- Feelings and behaviour
- Confidence & self esteem
- Education & learning
Full resources are available for organisations with a Star Licence and training for all workers and managers using the Star.