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.

We offer a range of prevention programmes with young people, professionals, Government Departments and private organisations.  We can tailor many of our programmes to meet the needs of your group and offer our programmes either at a reasonable cost, by koha or free if we can secure grant funding for the programme.

All our programmes are facilitated by trained and experienced SAPN educators, in most situations we use a co-gendered facilitation model. We may also be able to co-facilitate with someone from your organisation if appropriate.

We aim to be flexible and responsive to community needs, please contact us to discuss a programme or workshops that might suit you.

*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.