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, and an MA in Social Pedagogy at the University of Salford.

News

16/05 SPPA update – March 2018
Every month, we want to provide you with an update of our activities. They will complement our bi-monthly newsletters and will arrive in your inbox [...] read more
05/03 SPPA update – January 2018
Every month, we want to provide you with an update of our activities. They will complement our bi-monthly newsletters and will arrive in your inbox [...] read more
21/12 SPPA update – December 2017
Since its launch in February 2017, 133 people have become Founding Members of the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA). What’s been happening this month [...] read more
06/12 Social Pedagogy part of Brent’s Practice Framework
On Wednesday 15th November 2017, the London Borough of Brent held a conference to launch its Practice Framework (publication forthcoming) for Children and Young [...] read more

Watch our highlights from last year’s SPPA conference – ‘Social pedagogy as education in its broadest sense’