We are the professional home for social pedagogy in the UK

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.

SPPA is a registered charity
Charity number: 1183411


01/06 Highlights from the webinar Social Pedagogy & global crisis: Social pedagogical approaches to the Covid Pandemic
Last Friday 29th of May we had our third virtual event of the year. This time Ali Gardner and Lowis Charfe spoke about Social [...] read more
27/05 NEW Blogs!!
Have a look at the new IOE Blog about thriving under lockdown and learn how Social Pedagogy’s focus on the here and now is [...] read more
06/05 Looking for practitioners who work in children’s homes and want to share their experiences
Inspired by the discussion about what is happening in residential children’s homes at the SPPA webinar last Friday, Claire Cameron has an opportunity to [...] read more
04/05 Our 1st Social pedagogy online gathering went great!
Last Friday we had our first lockdown social pedagogy gathering and it went great! Thanks to all the participants and to Gabriel Eichsteller, Robyn [...] read more

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