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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN-Goa) is Not affiliated with El Shaddai Charitable Trust.

About us

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN-Goa) is a registered voluntary organization (NGO) having its head office at Panaji, Goa-India. The organization looks into cases of children in need of care and protection as well as children in conflict with law.


SCAN-Goa Works closely with the Government Departments specifically with Goa police in cases of child abuse. The team works closely with the child welfare committees and the Juvenile Justice Boards in Goa and undertakes social reintegration of children back to society, by enrolling that in schools, vocational courses, trainings and job placements.


SCAN-Goa also has a research, advocacy and training wing that works to influence policies at all levels,

SCAN has also initiated core committee of experts including lawyers, social workers, and counselors etc. who are working with policy makers at the State level.


Audrey Pinto has been working on child related issues since the year 2001.  Presently a member of the Victim Assistance Unit and the One Stop Centre for the state of Goa. Was the chairperson of the child welfare committee in the year 2011-2014 and now director of  SCAN-Goa which works with  children who are victims of abuse and children in conflict with the law."


Emidio Pinho has a Master’s degree in law and has been working on the legal aspect to cases of children in need of care and protection since 2005. In recognition of the efforts in the field of child welfare Adv. Pinho was a recipient of the National Award for Child Welfare 2014, from the Hon’ble President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee.