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


09/07 Highlights from BLM and Social Pedagogy
Lockdown Social Pedagogy online gatherings and webinar series: Black Lives Matter and Social Pedagogy    On Friday 3rd July we had our monthly social [...] read more
16/06 Black Lives Matter – Message to our Members
June 13th 2020 Dear all, The murder of George Floyd in the USA and the Black Lives Matter movement across the world has starkly exposed [...] read more
11/06 International webinar- Social Education and Social Pedagogy: Here and Now
  The International webinar series Social Education and Social Pedagogy: Here and Now is taking place next week on 16, 17 & 18 of [...] read more
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

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