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To: Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Advocate a social pedagogy approach to the problem of low well-being

Recognize the benefits of social pedagogy and the positive effect social pedagogues can have on individual and societal well-being.

Why is this important?

Current efforts to meet the needs of societal well-being is failing. Recent data from the National Children’s Bureau suggests that 40% of local authorities were unable to meet their statutory duties to children due to a lack of resources. This is matched by evidence released by The Family and Childcare Trust, which revealed that only 1 in 4 local areas in the UK has enough older people’s care. This failure to meet the needs of individuals is having a clear impact on individual well-being, reflected in the recent UN Happiness Report, in which the UK placed 19th.

Social pedagogy is concerned with a number of expressions of well-being outlined in the Care Act (2014). Social pedagogy is a relationship-based approach to working with people, and is applicable across a range of human services professions. With its development orientation to realising potential. Those practicing social pedagogy are concerned with the formation and on-going development of the whole person – their physical, emotional, intellectual and social well-being is central to social pedagogic practice.

We believe that the increased professional recognition of social pedagogy, and support for its practice will have a positive impact on individual and societal well-being in the UK.


2018-05-02 08:37:23 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-05-01 11:00:35 +0100

10 signatures reached