Interviewing Successful Care Leavers teaches Young People to Dream Big
According to a recent article by The Guardian's Social Care Network, many young people in care have faced a stigma at one time or another.
Young people in care often fall into the stigma that they won't be successful. As a result of this stigma, children in care said that it makes them feel like a failure. That is why interviewing successful care-leavers has taught children in care to dream big. This has shown children and young people in care that they can aspire to be what they want to be.
It's important that all children and young people know that they can be successful if they work hard. Young people should be treated equally whether or not they are in care. With groups of care-experienced young people working to break the stigma maybe, we expel once and for all.
Featured in the article is Lauren, a member of a group of care-experienced young people. This group form, York's children in care council Show Me That I Matter. They have developed a campaign alongside social not-for-profit enterprise Inspired Youth to create Aspire to More. The campaign aims to expel the stigma around children in care. They are doing this by interviewing care leavers who left care and gone on to successful careers.