Article says that making judgments about young people leaving care can harm their chances in life just as much as the circumstances that took them into care in the first place.
From an article in The Guardian:
Project Positive aims to counter the assumptions that can hold back care leavers.
Does society value care? Jemima, Kelly and Tory – the determined, capable and articulate care leavers I posed this question to – don’t think it does. They believe that we do the opposite: we judge young people leaving care, which harms their chances in life just as much as the circumstances that took them into care in the first place.
“You’re expected to fail before you get a chance,” says Kelly. “People pity you. They assume that care leavers are going to do worse because they’ve looked at the statistics.” That is why they started Project Positive. They want to change this story, and “normalise” care.