The next Social Pedagogy International Conference will be taking place in 2020 in Cyprus


 The  Social Pedagogy Association / Asociación de Pedagogía Social in partnership with Thempra, UCLAN and the Arizona State University are introducing the Social Pedagogy International Conference Social Education and Social Pedagogy: Here and Now, Cyprus, June 16-18, 2020 This conference is part of an international initiative to bring together scholars and practitioners of social pedagogy […]

Read about what our friends from Japan learnt about Social Pedagogy on their trip to the UK


In March 2019 a group of 7 academics from Japanese Universities interested in Children’s Services and how Social Pedagogy can help them, visited SPPA members Kibble in Paisley, Scotland and TRCU scholars Claire Cameron and Pat Petrie. They wanted to find out how the UK is progressing with Social Pedagogy having recently started the Japanese […]

Surrey County Council in house training lead by Foster Carers and Residential Workers


Surrey County Council are committed to embedding Social Pedagogical values and currently offer their Children’s Services staff a three day introduction. Those that are then inspired by this experience are offered a further five days facilitated learning. This training is lead by a Social Pedagogue and supported by experienced Foster carers and Residential Workers who have completed their Level […]

“Language That Cares”


“Language That Cares” – Language That Cares is a collaborative effort led by TACT (fostering & adoption) that aims to change the language of the care system. This accessible document offers some insight into the impact of the words and phrases that potentially pepper our day to day interactions and offers some alternatives as suggested […]

Today SPPA needs you!


SPPA was founded in 2016 to be the professional home of social pedagogy in the UK. It built on research and practice interest across children’s social care, work with adults with disabilities and older people. SPPA holds both the quality assurance measures that ensure good practice in training and offers continuous professional development and networking […]

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