Families should always feel safe and nurturing. At any point when any member of the family feels controlled, fearful and harmed is never okay.\n\n
The main thing to remember is, except for a small minority of extreme cases, many people who cause sexual harm will stop their abusive behaviour if they get proper specialised clincal help. Recent research in New Zealand show that a vast majority do NOT cause further sexual harm after completing treatment, with only 2% of adolescents and 5% of adults re-offending*.\n\n
Children and young people are less likely to continue to cause harm than adults especially if they get specialist help as early as possible. Treatment provides people with the awareness and skills to prevent further offending so they can go on living constructive and abuse-free lives.\n\n
SAFE provides specialised treatment services to children, youth and adults who are causing harm to 17 year olds or under. If you need help resetting your life's course, click here to contact SAFE.