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A Legal and Institutional Study on the Prevention of Preschool Child Abuse in the Child Welfare Act

  • Public Land Law Review
  • Abbr : KPLLR
  • 2016, 76(), pp.261-282
  • Publisher : Korean Public Land Law Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

seon eun ae 1

1송원대학교

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ABSTRACT

Children are entitled to enjoy all their rights and freedom without any racial, gender, religious or language discriminations and to be well cared and supported to lead a happy life as eligible members of society. Child abuse is behavior to curb children's sound growth and development and takes a tremendous toll on not only abused children themselves but overall society. In modern society, an increase in parental divorce and single parents is concurrent with growing child abuse and neglect, and the number of children who aren't properly cared by their parents at home is greatly on the rise. Our society is terribly shocked by child-abuse crimes that have lately taken place, and child abuse is now regarded as one of serious social issues. Since abuse against children has a huge physical, psychological and mental impact on the victims, how to cope with it efficiently should carefully be considered. The purpose of this study was to make a legal, and institutional research into preschool child abuse to seek ways of preventing it and its recurrence to make a contribution to the improvement of child welfare. Preschool children are often abused by their own parents. So many preschool child abuse cases that occurs at home are hidden without being known to the outside, and a lot of cases aren't reported, either. Furthermore, the harm of preschool child abuse is more serious due to the young ages of the victims, and it often takes place habitually, not just on a temporary basis. Because it is looked upon as one of family problems, it's possible to relieve damage only when it is known to the outside. Now child abuse should no longer be viewed as a family problem. Instead, entire society and the government should actively intervene in this issue and discreetly map out how to prevent it and the recurrence of it. Indeed, thorough care and management are required to help children to live a safe life without their rights being infringed upon.

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