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Child Protection Planning Division

Encourage and Promote Foster Care across Korea

We work to ensure that child in need of protection is placed in a foster home for a specific period of time, which meets a set of qualifications stated in the Child Welfare Act such as having no records of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and mental disease.

Foster Care Policy Development and Research

  • Expand the foster care system for child who needs protection, improve legislations and policies to enhance the rights of the looked-after child, conduct a research, and build a database
    • mprove legislations and policies related to foster care
    • Operate a foster care policy group involving concerned individuals (foster parents, child to be placed, etc.)
    • Conduct a survey on the status of foster care and a research on making improvements
    • Provide legal support to a guardian of a looked-after child

Foster Home Supporting Center

  • Support the Center to enhance its capacity to ensure safe growth of child in foster care and provide quality services
    • Provide capacity-building courses to individuals working for the Center
    • Conduct an evaluation on the Center
    • Organize a meeting and workshop for the heads of the Centers

Support for Child in Foster Care

  • Recruit foster parents by increasing public awareness, share burden of care and provide a range of services to enable a child to return to his/her original family
    • Promote the foster care system
    • Operate an advisory committee on specialized foster home care
    • Offer education courses to foster parents
    • Provide benefits (e.g., initial financial support to buy children’s goods) to reduce the burden of foster parents