About Us

Formed in 1994, the Kapiti Coast Safer Community Council (as it was then known) was one of many such Safer Community Councils (or SCC) set up around the country by Central Government's Crime Prevention Unit in partnership with the relevant local authority (in our case the Kapiti Coast District Council). 
The decision to change the official name of the organisation to better reflect its base as a Charitable Trust was made and in November 2002, the Kapiti Coast Safer Community Council legally became known as the Kapiti Safer Community Trust (KSCT).
Today
The Trust is now known as ASK - A Safe Kapiti.  The ASK offices are situated at the airport annex building, Kapiti Coast Airport, Paraparaumu Beach. 
ASK continues to provide leadership, advice and strategic direction in the community by interacting with key stakeholders and agencies in Kapiti through networking, meetings and focus groups. We use our knowledge and expertise to manage, coordinate and encourage the development of new initiatives through the pursuit of the following goals:
  • To support and advocate for community initiatives that aim to enhance individual and community safety.
  • Raise community awareness of crime prevention needs and initiatives through campaigns, programs and information gathering & dissemination. 
  • To reduce youth offending by providing integrated services for young people at risk. 
  • To support at risk families and reduce family violence. 
  • To facilitate and/or participate in inter-agency based projects and advisory groups which aim to increase community safety and well-being.
The Trust holds under its wing the following services:
  • Family Support Services 
  • Champions of Change - Family Violence Awareness/Early Intervention 
  • Strengthening Families Coordination
  • The Kapiti Health Shuttle
 Our early intervention/prevention approach to our service provision and crime prevention initiatives has been a key driver in our successes of our early intervention approach in all that we do. 

This has also assisted the Trust to develop individual relationships as a vital element and link to local groups to unite on relevant issues ensuring we collectively best meet the ever growing needs of the community. 

Partners and relationships
As a community based organisation development of relationships with other community organisations is also an integral aspect of ASK's ability to accurately reflect and effectively act upon community need. Interaction with Schools, Social Service providers, Kapiti Youth Support and other Community organisations through networking, meetings & focus groups and individual relationship development continues to be a vital element in the work of ASK.
ASK maintains membership of the Kapiti Youth Workers Network, both Otaki and Kapiti Social Services, Child Youth & Family Care & Protection Panel and a number of other community networks. 
The Future
ASK looks forward to maintaining and further developing its presence in the Kapiti community:
  • Maintaining support for the vital community work and potential development of services offered by ASK Family Support Service and other existing community programs will continue to be a major focus for the Trust. 
  • Ensuring that the Strengthening Families program on the Kapiti Coast is accessible to those families in need. 
  • Working towards zero tolerance for family violence on the Kapiti Coast and delivering the message that family violence is not OK. 
  • Growing the capacity for the Health Shuttle to ensure all outpatients needing transport from Kapiti to Wellington Hospitals are provided with a safe and timely journey.

Charitable Trust Status

Certificate of Incorporation (WN/667957)
Incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 on the 12th day of June 1996 and changed its name to Kapiti Safer Community Trust on the 5th day of December 2002 and changed its name to A Safe Kapiti on the 2nd day of September 2014.
Charities Commission certificate of registration number: CC32176

Contact A Safe Kapiti

Phone 0800 50 20 66
[email protected]
Airport Annex Building
Dakota Road
Kapiti Coast Airport
Paraparaumu Beach 5032