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The group of Outcomes Stars for parents

Family Star™

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The Family Star™ was the first Star for families to be created by Triangle. Unless your service is based in Scotland, we recommend choosing the later variant, Family Star Plus instead.

Family Star Plus™

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The Family Star Plus™ is an improved variant of the Family Star and is designed to support effective parenting

Family Star Plus™ was developed with Leicestershire County Council, in addition to Camden Council Children’s Schools and Families (CSF) Directorate, and to Family Action, Hampshire local authority parenting services and the collective of Camden family services and consultant-parents for their contribution to the original Family Star.

The Family Star Plus covers ten areas of parenting essential to enabling children to thrive and in line with the UK Government’s Troubled Families initiative:

  1. Physical health
  2. Your well-being
  3. Meeting emotional needs
  4. Keeping your children safe
  5. Social networks
  6. Education and learning
  7. Boundaries and behaviour
  8. Family routine
  9. Home and money
  10. Progress to work

Family Star (Early Years)™

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The Family Star (Early Years)™ is specifically designed for use with young children (0 to 5 years) and in lighter-touch interventions (ie often called Level 2 in a continuum of needs).

Ideally suited for Children’s Centres, it has fewer and shorter scales for ease of use, as well as a specific scale for early years.

It was developed by Triangle with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Early Help and Children’s Centres Services. In addition Triangle would also like to thank Camden Council Children’s Schools and Families (CSF) Directorate, and to Family Action, Hampshire local authority parenting services and the collective of Camden family services and consultant-parents, for making the original Family Star possible.

The Family Star (Early Years)™ covers seven outcome areas:

  1. Physical health
  2. Emotional wellbeing
  3. Keeping your children safe
  4. Social networks
  5. Boundaries and routines
  6. Child development
  7. Home, money and work

NEW: Family Star (Relationships)™

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Family Star (Relationships)™ is a new variant focused on protecting children from conflict between parents

It has been specifically designed for services focusing on resolving conflict between parents (inter-parental conflict).  This can include mediation and counselling services but only where there is a focus on the well-being of the children and the role of effective parenting.  This Star is more focused it is in itself a holistic tool, which means it should only be used instead of another Family Star rather than in conjunction.

The Family Star (Relationships)™ was developed by Triangle with Essex County Council and Hertfordshire County Council as part of their Local Family Offer work around parental conflict, funded by the Department of Work and Pensions.

The Family Star (Relationships)™ covers eight areas of parenting essential to enabling children to thrive:

  1. Practical arrangements
  2. Routines and stability
  3. Money
  4. Meeting emotional needs
  5. Boundaries and behaviour
  6. Relationship skills
  7. Managing strong feelings
  8. Your well-being

Contact Socialsuite to find out how to get started working with this Star.