SPPA Vision and Aims

As a UK membership organisation, SPPA is the professional home and centre of excellence for social pedagogy, its theory and practice.  We hold the Standards for Occupational Proficiency, and the Standards of Education and Training in Social Pedagogy. As a community of practice we continue to learn from each other. We support and endorse social pedagogy qualifications and practice in the workforce. Our overall aim is to improve the support of children, young people and adults, many of whom live in disadvantaged circumstances or are vulnerable. We aim to:

  • Promote best practice on the theory and practice of social pedagogy.
  • Work towards professionalising social pedagogy and supporting organisations that are equipping workers with training to provide better care for disadvantaged people across the lifespan.
  • Develop and provide continuous professional development opportunities for social pedagogues through events, learning days, webinars, an online community, and resources.
  • Enable social pedagogues, social pedagogy practitioners and those with a professional interest in social pedagogy to share knowledge and experience, connect with and support each other through various platforms including Special Interest Groups, regional networking opportunities and an online forum.