What we do

Effective Practice helps practitioners, managers and leaders to improve social care practice, particularly social work. 

Effective Practice was set up by Gerry Nosowska. Gerry is a registered social worker with extensive experience of adult social care practice, management, and using evidence to improve practice and services. Gerry is an Associate with Research in Practice for Adults and with Strengthening Practice. She is currently Chair of the British Association of Social Workers.

The values Effective Practice works with are to:

  • Use the best available information
  • Be thoughtful
  • Start from the customer’s point of view
  • Communicate clearly
  • Focus on what will practically make progress
  • Strive to work anti-oppressively.