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at Safe Network we provide specialised therapeutic services for individuals who have engaged in concerning, problematic, or harmful sexual behaviour

We achieve results by providing a safe environment that allows our clients to work through their problematic 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 in our service, their family and friends, and the wider community.

Children

Safe Network’s children's service offers a specialised clinical assessment and intervention service for boys and girls aged 5-12 years who have problematic or concerning sexual behaviour.

Many children engage in and display a range of sexualised behaviour that is healthy and normal for their age. But sometimes children engage in or display sexualised behaviour that causes others to be concerned because it is unusual for their age or it makes others feel uncomfortable, confused or hurt.

Youth

Safe Network’s youth service offers a specialised clinical assessment and intervention service for males and females aged 13-17 years who display concerning and harmful sexual behaviour.

Sexual development is one of many areas of change for adolescents. Adolescents engage in and display a range of sexual behaviour that is healthy and normal for their age. But when it is harmful, action should be taken to address the behaviour and prevent further harm.

It is easier to stop concerning and harmful sexual behaviour in children and adolescents with specialised help that directly addresses their age-appropriate and developmental needs.

Adults

Safe Network provides specialised services for both male and female adults (18 years and over) who display concerning and harmful sexual behaviour.

Our adult clients come from all cultures, all sexual orientations and all socio-economic groups. Each has their own story to tell as to what has led them to seek help at Safe Network, and each story is different and unique to them. What all our clients share in common is that their behaviour is causing harm to others, and there is a need and a desire to stop their harmful behaviour.

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Tikanga informed services for Maori

Safe Network offers our services for Māori and others through kaupapa Māori informed therapeutic models of practice.

Approximately 35% of Safe Network's clients are Māori. Our services for Maori have been developed by Maori practitioners for Maori clients. Safe Network also has the external guidance, oversight and governance of Māori practitioners, and relationships with various Iwi.

Amanaki Pasifika

Safe Network offers our services for clients from Pasifika nations utilising clinical models embedded within various Pasifika cultural frameworks. Our Amanaki Pasifika service has been developed and is led by Pasifika clinicians who are able to meet the clinical and cultural needs of this client group.

Women and girls

Safe Network offers a specialised clinical assessment and intervention service for women and girls who present with concerning and harmful sexual behaviour, and for their families.

This service pathway spans the range of Safe Network’s service areas and was designed to understand and accommodate the specific needs of female clients by providing a gender- responsive and collaborative service that acknowledges the social and cultural realities of women and girls.

Internet

Safe Network offers services for those who have accessed, produced, or traded child sexual abuse material or who have engaged or communicated with children and young people online in a sexual context (grooming). Clients in this service include those who have engaged in contact and non-contact abusive behaviour. This may include:

  • viewing child sexual abuse imagery (child pornography) on the internet
  • trading child sexual abuse materials via the internet
  • downloading child sexual abuse materials from the internet (with or without distribution to others)
  • illegal and non-consensual filming of others including children
  • production of child sexual abuse images
  • using online technologies to access and victimise children and young people including grooming of children in internet chat rooms, social networking sites and mobile phones.

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

Professional services

Safe Network’s professional agency services cover a range of specialised therapeutic services for individuals who have engaged in concerning, problematic, or harmful sexual behaviour.

We work closely with our partners to change and influence the behaviour and lives of those impacted, leading to positive outcomes and safer environments for the person 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 have 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.