A booklet to help parents of children and members of the general public prevent sexual abuse has been developed by Child Youth & Family Services and the Auckland Safe programme. The booklet entitled Ending Offending Together aims to inform and educate about the way child abusers operate, how to recognise worrying behaviour before it gets out of control and who to turn to for help. To access this booklet click here.
WellStop provides education and supervision to other professionals and other organisations that may be involved with people who have sexually offended or sexually harmed others. If you would like us to talk with you or your organisation please contact us c/- firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Sexual Abuse?
New Zealand has high rates of reported sexual abuse. WellStop sees sexual abuse as any unwanted or inappropriate sexual behaviour. This includes:
Unwanted or inappropriate sexual touching
Oral, anal or vaginal penetration
Exposure, peeping, obscene phone calls
Inappropriate Internet use to access child sexual abuse or rape images
Sexual abuse usually involves an abuse of power, where someone, most typically a male, is older, bigger or more knowledgeable about sexual matters than the victim.