Day in the life of Norfolk’s social workers

County Hall Norwich
County Hall Norwich
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Social workers at Norfolk County Council, who work with vulnerable children, young people and adults, are hosting a special Twitter day today, to encourage greater awareness of the work they do.

The day coincides with World Social Work Day 2017 and, over the course of the day, staff and partners will be tweeting their experiences of what a social worker’s typical day can involve – from working with a young person leaving care to making arrangements for an older person to return home from hospital.

Norfolk County Council has more than 600 social workers helping some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and this “day in the life’ will highlight how they embrace new ways of working and respond to challenges and opportunities to ensure they are making a real difference to people’s lives.

Norfolk County Council’s Leader Cliff Jordan said: “This day will showcase the work of our social workers – people who work in incredibly challenging circumstances to protect, care for and keep safe Norfolk’s most vulnerable residents.”

The day will start at 8.30am, and the county council’s @NorfolkCC account will be tweeting and retweeting posts from participants throughout the day, with everyone being encouraged to use the hashtag #socialworkers.