The SPA offers a wide range of services and engages in several key activities.

These are:

  • An academic conference each summer, regularly attracting up to 250 delegates from the UK and overseas
  • Support for the two leading international academic Social Policy journals, Journal of Social Policy and Social Policy and Society
  • An active network and regular seminars and conferences for Social Policy post-graduate students
  • An online newsletter, Policy World, published three times a year
  • Engagement with UK higher education funding bodies; other learned societies in the humanities and social sciences; policy makers and policy users
  • Supporter of Discover Society with the British Sociological Association and the Campaign for Social Science