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We are the UK's first and only professional home for social pedagogues.
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Social Pedagogy is an emerging field in the UK but well established in continental Europe, where theory and practice is concerned with finding solutions to social problems through an educational lens.
The Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA) was launched in February 2017 to hold the Standards of Occupational Proficiency, and Standards of Education and Training in Social Pedagogy. We represent members in all four countries of the UK. Our overall aim is to improve the support of children, young people and adults, many of whom live in disadvantaged circumstances or are vulnerable.
As part of our role, SPPA endorses and supports qualifications in social pedagogy. We currently endorse two Diploma in Social Pedagogy at Levels 3 and 5, and an MA in Social Pedagogy at the University of Salford.
|21/05||The next Social Pedagogy International Conference will be taking place in 2020 in Cyprus|
|16/05||Read about what our friends from Japan learnt about Social Pedagogy on their trip to the UK|
|13/05||Surrey County Council in house training lead by Foster Carers and Residential Workers|
|09/04||“Language That Cares”|
Watch our highlights from last year’s SPPA conference – ‘Social pedagogy as education in its broadest sense’