Who We Are

Sexual Abuse Prevention Network (SAPN) is a Charitable Trust and a collaboration of Wellington Rape Crisis, Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation and WellStop.

The Network was founded on a joint commitment to the prevention of sexual violence from a community development perspective, focusing specifically on education and preventative strategies for youth that promote healthy sexuality. Our primary objective is to coordinate and support effective primary prevention initiatives alongside complementary community groups, agencies, and networks on a local and national level.

Sexual Abuse Prevention Network was formerly known as Wellington Sexual Abuse Network (WSAN).


Our communities free of sexual abuse and sexual violence


Providing effective prevention in our communities through programmes targeted at supporting social and behavioural change.