Specialist profile

Ms Ali Gardner
Contact details
Business name: Ali Gardner Head Heart Hands in Practice Limited
Limited company registered in: England and Wales
Company's registered number:


Address: 2 York Road
Heaton Moor
City: Stockport
County: Greater Manchester
Postal Code: SK4 4PQ
Telephone: +447904195033
Professional information
Specialism: Adult Services, Other
Location: England: London, England: North East, England: North West, England: South East, England: South West, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber

Having worked as a Senior Lecturer in univeristies for 15 years following a career in social work, I have experience of teaching, management, research and publication. I have trained over 1,500 social workers around legal and ethical literacy, the Care Act (2014) and safeguarding. I have supported organisations to embed relational practices at strategic and operational levels and lead cultural change within organisations. I have written educational resources and have published academic text books in the field of personalisation and social pedagogy.

I work with: Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Local authority departments, Private/ independent sector, Research, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector

BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies (CQSW) Masters in Education

Professional registrations: Social Work England
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I have an extensive knowledge of the Care Act (2014) with particular interest in assessment, advocacy and safeguarding. I have taken a lead role in the development of social pedagogy in the UK.