Our results

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.

  1. 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
  2. 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.

Expected outcomes

  • There is no further concerning or harmful sexual behaviour of any kind
  • Full responsibility is taken for the concerning or harmful sexual behaviour
  • Acceptance as a safe, responsible member of the individual’s family has been regained
  • The individual has become a functional contributor to the community
  • Adults are able to engage in safe, intimate adult relationships
  • Children and adolescents are able to have safe, meaningful relationships with peers and family
  • A safe and healthy lifestyle has been created.

How we make a difference

Individuals attending Safe Network’s services have all engaged in concerning or harmful sexual behaviour towards children and many have been involved in a range of these behaviours. Those attending Safe come from all cultures, all social classes, all sexual orientations and all socio-economic groups.

Each person has their own story to tell as to what led them to attend Safe services, and each story is different and unique to them. What all of these people share in common is a need and a desire to change their behaviour.

We are committed to offering intervention and support for these people and their families. With specialist clinical treatment services based in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, and Northland, our team of thirty clinical staff includes clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, family therapists and social workers. We offer more than 20 years’ experience in working with individuals and their families to address concerning and harmful sexual behaviour.

MAKE A REFERRAL to Safe Network

If you are a counsellor, social Worker, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist or another helping professional you can call Safe Network on 09 377 9898.

Ask to speak with one of our clinical team leaders to arrange next steps for your client, including ascertaining whether your client is eligible for community funded or self-funded treatment.

Early intervention services referral form

Youth services referral form

Adult services referral form