Safe Network provides specialist 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, 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 change their harmful behaviour.
Safe Network’s Early Intervention Service offers a specialist 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.
Safe Network’s Youth Service offers a specialist 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 specialist help that directly addresses their age-appropriate and developmental needs.
Safe Network offers specialist intervention services for children (5 – 12 years), youth (13-17 years), and adults (18 years and over), through kaupapa Māori therapeutic models of practice.
Approximately 25% of Safe’s clients are Māori. The services under Te Kakano have been developed by and are delivered by Maori practitioners for Maori clients. Safe also has the external guidance and oversight of a kaumatua.
Safe Network offers specialist intervention pathways for Pasifika children (5 – 12 years), youth (13-17 years) and adults (18 years and over).
Our Amanaki Pasifika service has been developed and is led by clinicians of Samoan and Tongan descent who are fluent in their language and able to meet the clinical and cultural needs of this client group.
Women and girls
Safe Network offers specialist clinical assessment and intervention service for women and girls aged from five years old, who present with concerning and harmful sexual behaviour, and for their families.
This service pathway spans the range of Safe’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.
Safe Network provides services for those who have accessed, traded, or produced child sexual abuse material or who have engaged or communicated with children and young people online in a sexual context (grooming).
Examples may include:
- Viewing pornography on the internet
- Trading pornographic materials via the internet
- Downloading pornographic materials from the internet (with or without distribution to others)
- Illegal and non-consensual filming of others including children
- Production of child pornography
- Using online technologies to access and victimize children and young people including: grooming of children in internet chat rooms, social networking sites and mobile phones.