Child Abuse


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                                                   SCAN (Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect) Team

Packard Children’s Child Abuse Task Force has a screening program designed to recognize, respond to and manage cases of abusive injury (physical or sexual) and harm caused by neglect in patients seen at our hospitals and clinics. Called the SCAN Team (Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect), this program may be activated by contacting any hospital social worker at any time.
The SCAN team—comprised of a Medical Director, Child Abuse Certified Social Worker, Child Abuse Certified Nurse Practitioner, Hospitalist, and SCVMC Forensic Child Abuse Expert (consultant)—consults on suspected child abuse cases initiated by a social worker, and meets regularly to review all Child Protective Services referrals and consultations.
Through a contractual partnership between Packard Children’s and Stanford Hospitals and the SCVMC’s Center for Child Protection (CCP), SCAN provides

SCAN also support and encourage training of Stanford medical staff to serve as expert consultants through CME courses, participation in SCAN team functions and in elective sexual abuse evaluations at SCVMC/CCP.

We strongly encourage reporting of all suspicions or child abuse and neglect. SCAN consultation is provided on a case-by-case basis. For more information about the SCAN Team, please contact


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