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This study reviews legal systems for the prevention of child abuse in France which are considered to be one of the most advanced legislations, and compares to review them with Korean laws and regulations. The summary of the French legal system's implications for the operating Korean legal system for child abuse prevention is as follows:First, in order to understand the actual state of child abuse and perform quickly and efficiently any relevant tasks, it is deemed necessary that Korea, like France, be active in the roles of evaluating and guiding the tasks of relevant departments and groups with which a national child protection agency and a regional child protection agency perform the child protection tasks. Second, when a case of child abuse has happened in France, a system in which a court may intervene promptly the case is prepared, and thus it is necessary to refer to this system as well Third, since the French legal system uses more comprehensive terminology by referring to child abuse as "danger" or "jeopardization" rather than the term "child abuse" used in Korea, a revision of legal terminology should be considered in order to protect the child's human rights. Fourth, since the current Korean legal systems related to child abuse are scattered across several laws and regulations, it is deemed necessary to organize the laws and regulations systematically in order to facilitate timely and efficient tasks of child abuse prevention in the future.