It’s not often – unless you work for Twitter – that your employer will encourage you to spend a day tweeting.
However, that’s exactly what is happening for social workers at Norfolk council, who are being encouraged to stand up for social work on Monday 1 February and showcase what the day-to-day life of a social worker is like.
Social workers will be supporting Community Care’s stand up for social work campaign by using the #StandUp4SW hashtag to share what work they are doing, and raise awareness about what their roles involve.
“Lots of people don’t fully understand the job we do and what services are available so this will be a great way of dispelling myths,” social worker Emma Jervis said.
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Michael Rosen, Norfolk’s executive director for children’s services, said it is important to highlight the work of social workers.
“Their work is often undervalued and their role is often misrepresented, so this is an excellent way of raising their profile and giving them the opportunity to give people in Norfolk an ‘as it happens’ picture of the vital work they do.”
You can see what social workers in Norfolk are doing by following @NorfolkSW, searching the #StandUp4SW hashtag or by following @CommunityCare on Twitter.
You can join our Stand up for Social Work campaign by:
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