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 Social Research Unit.

The latest annual report is here



Fellows contribute to these other group activities by, for example, joining project advisory groups, serving on the WHG ethical committee, offering advice to researchers, contributing to the Unit’s website Prevention Action and assisting with the editorial work associated with the Unit’s Journal of Children’s Services.  The Centre comprises over 70 fellows from five countries and representing nine disciplines. The current officers are: James Wetz (Chair), Roger Bullock (Treasurer) and Kate Moule (Secretary).

Future Seminars

Herewith the series of events for the remainder of 2016.  

December 15th 6pm at Somerset House ( Larry Aber)


February (TBC) Somerset House

14th and 15th March 2017  Dartington Hall

20th and 21th June 2017 at Lower Hood Barn, Dartington

7th and 8th November 2017  Dartington Hall

Attendance requests and requirements will be emailed to Fellows nearer to the date of each event.

Further details about the events are highlighted below.




December 2016 Somerset House


Professor Larry Aber

New Wing Meeting Room 2, Somerset House, London 6.00-8.30pm*

Violence and Children's Development: Personal, Historical and International Perspectives.


More detail is here.


Contact us

 The Centre can be contacted at:

Lower Hood Barn, Dartington, Devon TQ9 6AD

Telephone: 01803 762400