our goal is to 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 in our service, their family and friends, and the wider community
Research indicates that around 95% of adults1 and 98% of adolescents2 with sexually harmful behaviour who complete one of Safe Network’s services will not engage in any further harmful sexual behaviour.
- Community Solutions for the Community’s Problem: An outcome evaluation of three New Zealand community child sex offender treatment programmes, by Ian Lambie and Malcolm Stewart, 2003
- Getting it Right: An evaluation of New Zealand community treatment programmes for adolescents who sexually offend. Ka pu e ruha, ka hao te rangatahi, by Ian Lambie, 2007.
Our goal is to work with individuals to ensure they are able to lead a safe and healthy life. This means that when they have completed counselling at Safe Network, we expect that they:
- are able to have safe intimate relationships with others
- will no longer engage in harmful sexual behaviour
- gain acceptance as a safe, responsible member of your family, whanau, and community
- are living a safe, healthy and balanced life.
tumanako, whakawhirinaki me te maia
hope, trust and confidence
How we make a difference
At Safe Network we provide specialised therapeutic services for individuals who have engaged in concerning, problematic, or harmful sexual behaviour.
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 operate the largest of three community-based specialised clinical assessment and intervention services in New Zealand. Safe Network has been successfully providing therapeutic services to the upper North Island for over 25 years.
We achieve results by providing a safe environment that allows our clients to work through their problematic behaviour to make positive change though tailored counselling and therapy.
Our client-centred work typically involves support, both for and from family, whanau, wider communities and professional agencies.
Our focus is on delivering the best evidence-based clinical services that builds confidence, creates hope and develops trust, that leads to better balanced, healthy lives for all.
Make a referral to Safe Network
If you are concerned about your sexual behaviour or that of your child, teenager or an adult, you can arrange for a referral to Safe Network’s services.
Anyone can make a referral to Safe Network by contacting us directly. Individuals are referred to Safe Network by via self-referral, governments agencies (courts, community probation service, Oranga Tamariki (OT), the police), family members, friends, other professionals within the community such as your health professional or social worker.
To make a referral, or if you need assistance, contact us directly to speak to one of our clinical staff confidentially, on 09 377 9898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or web https://www.safenetwork.org.nz/.