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SPPA Vision and Aims

As a UK membership organisation, SPPA will be the professional home and centre of excellence for social pedagogy, its theory and practice.  We will hold the Standards for Occupational Proficiency in Social Pedagogy and the Standards of Education and Training in Social Pedagogy. As a community of practice we will  continue to learn from each other. We will develop a qualifications framework and introduce social pedagogy into 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 will:

  • Promote best practice on the theory and practice of social pedagogy
  • Work towards professionalising social pedagogy and equipping workers with training to provide better care for disadvantaged people across the lifespan by developing and implementing Diplomas in Social Pedagogy at basic and more advanced levels
  • 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 events, networking opportunities and an online forum