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Child Self-Reliance Division

Assist Children Aging out of Care to Be Independent

We work to support children placed in child welfare facilities or foster homes to become self-reliant as a preparation for the termination of protection.

Tailored Support for Vulnerable Group of Children

  • Provide tailored support to children living in child care facilities and group homes with borderline intelligence, in the areas of cognitive learning, emotional needs, socialization, self-reliance, and educate and manage involved instructors
  • Arrange a professional therapy program for children living in child welfare facilities and group homes with emotional and behavioral difficulties
  • Connect children aging out of care to Korean Counselling Psychological Association and fully provide required costs for counselling services
  • Educate looked-after children aged above 15 and those who are subject to leave care, in the areas of residence, living, economy and finance, and career planning
  • Provide an online language class voucher for 2 months in order to supportchildren aging out of care to become more competitive in a society

Asset Formation Support

  • Ensure residential stability of looked-after children subject to leave care by reducing economic burden and providing tailored support to case management
  • Support children aging out of care to be financially independent by creating seed money through Didim Seed Account or commonly known as Child Development Account
    * It is a matching fund that the government (or local governments) deposits about 50,000 Korean won into a child’s account once his/her sponsor or a guardian makes a deposit.
  • Appoint and educate children who aged out of care within 5 years to act as mentors of children plan to leave care, and support their regional meetings

Policy Support

  • Inform new programs to child welfare workers exclusively dealing with their self-reliance, instructors, heads of facilities; provide guidelines (e.g., counselling,case management, resource linkage program) and offer therapy programs in responds to possible burnout
  • Create a survey on looked-after children and those who aged out of care, conduct a research on proposing policy advice, develop and disseminate a work-manual on supporting self-reliance of a child, a handbook on the information of self-reliance and a statistical report
  • Support the operation of the Council for Promotion of Support for Children's Self-Reliance and related meetings, promote the importance of supporting self-reliance of children aging out of care through a diverse channels of media, and provide the needed information on self-reliance through a mobile application