The data sets the Outcomes Star can provide can be a valuable addition to an organisation, often providing a unique insight into service user’s attitudes, behaviours and ‘softer’ more intrinsic outcomes.
Star data delivers across a number of levels:
For service users and workers it provides clear evidence of personal progress
For service managers it gives an overview of service achievements, an ‘at a glance’ summary of worker caseloads
For senior managers it offers insight into what services are achieving, early warning signs when services are in difficulty and helpful pointers to good practice that can be replicated elsewhere
For governors and commissioners it provides evidence of specific achievements and comparability across services and time periods
Psychometric studies show that if the Star is used accurately and in line with best practice, Star data is valid and reliable as a measure of personal outcomes.