Social Constructive Analysis and Implication on the Korean Child Protect System

한국의 아동보호사업에 대한 사회구성주의적 접근과 함의

  • Received : 2013.06.29
  • Accepted : 2013.10.15
  • Published : 2013.11.30


The purpose of this study was to draw social constructive implications for the child protect system(CPS) in Korea. As the value of social constructivism for child protect system, the participation and the negotiation were identified through theoretical research. And this paper examined how the participation and the negotiation were done in other government's child protect policies. In addition, the focus group members were interviewed. 11 child protect practitioners and researchers were interviewed about the problems of child protect system, law and policies, and they discussed how the participation and the negotiation were done in Korean child protect system. The result of the discussion were as follows. The democratic relationship must be reconstructed through the participation and negotiation in CPS, Korea lacks of legal basis to force the abusers to participation. And in our country, negotiation parties for children cannot be recognized. Finally, the amendment of the law and regulations concerned with the child protect system were proposed based on the FGI's discussions.


child protect system;social construct;participation;negotiation;focus group interview(FGI)