The Children’s Policy Advisory Council brings together WACOSS Members in order to ensure a cohesive whole of sector response is continued to be developed around children’s policy by providing:

  1. A consultative forum for the development of WACOSS policy positions;
  2. A mechanism for members to raise issues of concern and collaborate with others in the sector in addressing them;
  3. A means of developing strategies to advocate for social policy change to enhance the experiences of children in Western Australia;
  4. An opportunity for key information sharing between members and guests.

The Children’s PAC meetings are held on a bi-monthly basis, although special forums and events may also be held from time to time. Membership is drawn from members of WACOSS with an active interest in children’s policy and services.

For more information please email [email protected]

Early Childhood Development, Disadvantage and Wellbeing Forum

On 25 July, 2022, the Children’s Policy Advisory Council, along with the WA Social Research Network, Life Course Centre and the Western Australian Council of Social Service, held a forum at the Stan and Jean Perron Child Advocacy Centre to discuss the latest evidence in early childhood development, disadvantage and wellbeing in Western Australia.


  • Prof. Fiona Stanley AC, UNICEF Innocenti Report
  • Jacqueline McGowan-Jones, Commissioner for Children and Young People WA
  • Dr. Rosemary Cahill, Principal Senior Research Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Gail Clark, AEDC Coordinator, Department of Education

If you missed this event but would like to see the presentation, you can download the presentation slides using the button below.

CPAC Members

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The Children’s Policy Advisory Council (CPAC) would not possible without the generous support of Lotterywest.