We undertake innovative, inter-disciplinary research on a range of issues relating to children’s policy


We communicate research findings to contribute to better outcomes for children and young people.


We seek to connect researchers, policy makers and practitioners working on a range of issues to promote the human rights, wellbeing and best interests of children.

The Children’s Policy Centre

Our Work

The Children’s Policy Centre undertakes research on a range of issues relating to the human rights, well-being and best interests of children and on the nature of childhood in contemporary societies.  Our approach to research is genuinely inter-disciplinary and policy-relevant.  Our research aims to create spaces for children’s experiences, views and priorities to be understood and brought into policy debates.

Child Poverty

Child-Centred Policy

Children, Childhoods and Community

Ethics and Methodology


Research Highlight

More for Children

More for Children is a transformative, long-term research program designed by the Children’s Policy Centre to understand and reduce child poverty, and scaffold well-being, for all children in Australia. 
The first two-year phase of the research is currently underway and early findings show that children’s experiences of poverty are multidimensional, and the biggest impacts poverty has on their lives are not always what adults would expect.

The Children’s Policy Centre acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people on whose country we are situated, and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we work. In our research, our aim is to engage genuinely and respectfully with the traditional owners of the lands we work on, recognising the importance of connection to community and country for all children and young people, but especially for First Nations children and young people.