As a professional membership organisation, SPPA recruits members from a variety of different settings. We have members in academia, residential child care, the creative arts and in local authorities. 

We offer individual memberships, group discounted memberships and organisational memberships.

Individual Membership

Full Membership

Members must be committed to the values and principles of the SPPA Charter.

Full Member (with Qualification)

Member must hold a social pedagogy qualification endorsed by SPPA or a social pedagogy BA/MA from an officially recognised university inside, or outside the UK and is committed to the values and principles of the SPPA Charter.

More information on Full Membership here


Group Membership Discount*

Group Full Membership

Our group membership offers 5 Full Member rates for the price of 4. Group members must be committed to the values and principles of the SPPA Charter.

*The group discount is a payment discount whereby five people can join as individual SPPA Full Members for the price of four. Each person in the group becomes an individual member of SPPA with their own log-in details.

More information on Group Membership here


Organisational Membership

Organisational Membership

Our organisational membership packages have been crafted with feedback from our membership. We offer a number of flexible packages, all of which include the following Standard benefits, with additional benefits available at an increased cost. All Organisational Membership packages include:

  • Discounted indvidual membership rates
  • Permitted use of SPPA logo
  • Contribution opportunities to our SPPA Newsletter
  • Organisational promotion on SPPA’s website
  • Participation in SIGs (Special Interest Groups)
  • Access to members-only resources
  • Voting rights at AGM

More information on Organisational Membership here

Membership renewal

When your membership is due to expire you will receive an email reminder to renew it. Please follow the instructions and if you have questions or need assistance please email us at

 You can also renew your membership here, using the PayPal button below. Just follow these simple steps: 

  1. Select your type of membership
  2.  Select your method of payment (you don’t need to have a PayPal account to process the payment)
  3. All done! If your payment was successful you will receive a confirmation email and your membership will be renewed automatically. If you don’t receive the email or your membership has not been verified after 2 days, please email us at

SPPA membership type

Referral bonus

Do you know someone that would benefit from being a SPPA member? If you refer a friend, colleague or family member and they join, you’ll both receive an additional 3-month membership. This means you’ll both receive 15-months for the price of 12! In order to ensure the referral bonus is provided, when joining ensure your referral states that they heard about SPPA by Word of Mouth in the ‘General Information’ section. Here they can enter your name and the SPPA team will be able extend each of your memberships. You can otherwise alert the SPPA team to a referral directly, just let us know via