About Us

About us

we reduce the incidence and effects of concerning, problematic and harmful sexual behaviour in New Zealand...

we are focused on delivering the best evidence-based clinical services that build confidence, create hope and develop trust, resulting in better balanced, healthy lives for all

The best evidence-based clinical services that build confidence, create hope and develop trust

We are a not-for-profit trust who is primarily funded by Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry of Social Development, the Ministry of Health and the Department of Corrections. We are the largest of three community-based specialist clinical assessment and intervention services in New Zealand and have been successfully providing therapeutic, education, and prevention services to the upper North Island for over 25 years.

Our goal is to work together to address the factors that led to this behaviour and the impact on others, creating positive outcomes that lead to a safer environment for the person involved in our service, their family and friends, and the wider community.

We work with children who have problematic or concerning sexual behaviours, assisting them to learn to express themselves in healthier ways. Safe Network also specialises in work with adults and adolescents to address their harmful sexual behaviour, particularly towards children.

We also offer training and education, professional consultations, and a range of other related fee-for-service work.

We are focused on delivering the best evidence-based clinical services that build confidence, create hope and develop trust, resulting in better balanced, healthy lives for all.

te ti'aturi, te ti'aturi, te ti'aturi

hope, trust, confidence

Our vision

Our vision is to reduce the incidence and effects of concerning, problematic and harmful sexual behaviour in New Zealand, particularly towards or involving children and young persons.

Our mission

Our mission is to be the leading provider of services to people with concerning, problematic and harmful sexual behaviour in the upper North Island. Focused on delivering the best evidence-based clinical services that build confidence, create hope and develop trust resulting in better balanced, healthy lives for all.

Our values

Tika: we act with honesty and integrity in all of our relationships-with our clients, ourselves, and each other.

Pono: we believe in what we do; in our clients and their ability to change; in ourselves and in each other.

Aroha: we have compassion for those who are working to address their harmful sexual behaviour.

We care that our clients hurt not only these children and young people but also their whanau and themselves through their behaviours.

holding hope for change...
is where our work starts

At Safe Network the nature of our work requires us to discuss sensitive issues. We have a commitment to confidentiality and we value your privacy.

Integrity: everything we do is done with the highest standards of professionalism, honesty and trustworthiness. We place the highest emphasis on ethical standards of conduct.

Collaboration: we value collaboration, both internally and externally. We promote open communication as a critical means of achieving collaboration.

Respect: we treat all individuals, groups and organisations we interact with understanding and courtesy, and in a manner that demonstrates recognition of their concerns. This applies to both internal and external relationships.

Respect includes empathy for the personal, social and cultural needs of all clients and client groups. We are a people-centred organisation.

te whakarereke i nga oranga me te pai

making change for good

Our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Safe Network acknowledges the Treaty of Waitangi as an agreement which establishes a partnership relationship between Tangata Whenua and the Crown in Aotearoa New Zealand. The policies and practices of our clinical treatment services seek to reflect this. At Safe Network, this means that:

  • Māori clients and staff are treated in ways which are culturally inclusive, safe and respectful
  • we are committed to try, wherever possible, to have Māori clients and families seen by Māori staff
  • we work towards encouraging the development of appropriate services for Māori, both within and outside of Safe
  • Maori staff are encouraged and assisted through training and supervision to develop models of practice reflecting tikanga Māori
  • in all of our relationships with Māori people and organisations we will seek to preserve their self-determination and autonomy.

Our commitment to confidentiality

At Safe Network the nature of our work requires us to discuss sensitive issues. We have a commitment to confidentiality and we value your privacy.

We have rules and procedures to protect sensitive information about you, your family/whanau or your child being given to anyone who does not have a right to such information.

When we need to contact anyone to give or receive information about you, we will explain this to you and gain for your permission in writing before we proceed.

There are three exceptions to our confidentiality policy when a person’s safety and wellbeing is at risk.

We also offer training and education, professional consultations and a range of other related fee-for-serivce work.

There are exceptions to confidentiality under our policy where we cannot guarantee confidentiality for reasons of practicality and personal safety, in the following circumstances:

  • when the safety of another person is at risk-such as if an adolescent or child attending the service was having unsupervised access to a younger child
  • when there is a risk of suicide or violence towards someone else.

Should you have any concerns regarding this policy you are welcome to discuss them with us confidentially on 09 377 9898 or review Safe Network’s Child Protection Policy here.