Recent reviews on child protective service outcomes are under attack in regard to failing to protect child victims\' right. Lack of awareness on children\'s right and lack of proper child advocacy systems which could have prevented the unfortunate violations of child victims\' right made child victims and families to endure several unnecessary painful experiences. This study examined the present state of child advocacy in Korea especially in child protective services, and discussed establishing Child Advocacy in Korea to protect and promote children\'s right.
First, the issues of children\'s right violation layed in the current child protective system were listed; second, concepts and types of child advocacy were analyzed; third, child advocacy in Europe countries such as Children\'s Commissioner and Ombudsmen, CAC of north america were observed; and finally, alternatives of child advocacy in Korea were discussed. The basic principles of UNCRC could serve as the main principles for the Child Advocacy, and coordination of several public and private human service agencies such as National committee for human right, Child protective agencies of multiple levels, Children\'s right monitoring centers and other child welfare agencies were proposed.
Key words : Child Advocacy, Child abuse and neglect, UNCRC