It’s not often – unless you work for Twitter – that employees are encouraged to spend a day tweeting at work. However, that’s exactly what is happening for the social work staff at Adoption Matters, a children’s charity and approved adoption agency. The staff are being encouraged to ‘stand up for social work’ on Tuesday 16 February and showcase what the day-to-day life of a social worker in the ‘voluntary’ sector is really like. Social workers at the agency will be supporting Community Care’s ‘stand up for social work’ campaign by using the #StandUp4SW hashtag to give a flavour of the work they are doing, and raise awareness about what their roles involve. It follows similar events at local authorities across the country but Adoption Matters got in touch with Community Care to ask if they could show another side to social work. Whilst Adoption Matters as an adoption agency doesn’t deal directly with ‘frontline’ social work such as safeguarding and child protection, they play a very important and impactful role for children and families throughout the adoption process and beyond. Norman Goodwin CBE, Adoption Matters Chief Executive said how important it is to highlight the role of voluntary sector social work: “Our work is often undervalued and/or misunderstood so this is an excellent way of raising the profile and giving our staff the opportunity to give people an insight into the vital and varied work they do. It also allows us to show the rewarding nature of the work and the real ‘job satisfaction’ our staff get from the role of social work professional for an Outstanding agency’. Please support us by following Adoption Matters social work teams on @adopt_matters searching the #StandUp4SW #adoptionmatters hashtags or by following @CommunityCare on Twitter.