About Us

The Centre for Social Policy was established in 1995 to provide a resource for people who have left posts connected to established organisations or who work independently. It is a facility to be used as fellows wish but it provides them with a link to a multi-disciplinary peer group and enables them to keep up-to-date with current issues. It is an activity within the larger charity, The Warren House Group (WHG) at Dartington, which includes the Dartington Service Design Lab based at Buckfast Abbey.

The latest (2022) Annual Report is here.

2021 Report is here.

2020 Report is here.

2019 Report is here.

2018 Report is here.

2017 Report is here.

Our constitution is here.

A final 'traditional' zoom seminar will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 25th April and the morning of Wednesday 26th April - topics to be arranged - after which CSP activities will reflect the new arrangements for the relationship between CSP and the Dartington Service Design Lab whereby the Centre is incorporated into a new organisation comprising several 'strands'', each with a specific focus relevant to the charity's work. 



Fellows contribute to these other group activities by, for example, joining project advisory groups, serving on the WHG ethical committee, and offering advice to researchers.  The Centre comprises over 70 fellows from five countries and representing nine disciplines. The current officers are: John Diamond (Chair) and Roger Bullock (Treasurer).


Plans are afoot to integrate the work of the Centre more closely with that of the Dartington Service Design Lab. Details will be posted as soon as the new organisation is established.









Contact us

 The Centre can be contacted at:

Higher Mills, Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EE