What makes us different
We are ambitious in our goals and the way in which we help those affected by domestic abuse. To tackle the root cause of domestic abuse we work directly with individuals who are being abusive. We make it our mission and our focus to identify the complexities behind violent, coercive and controlling behaviour to end the cycle of domestic abuse and reduce repeat victimisation.
Too often the value of a perpetrator led approach is overlooked in favour of victim services due to the lack of evidence and lack of funding. Our decades of experience working with perpetrators, and subsequent results, has reinforced the belief that people can change. We have access to, and intelligence on, perpetrators outside of criminal justice that no other agencies have, enabling us to measure success rates as well being the first to intervene to ensure victim safety.
We know that responding to domestic abuse is a challenge across all frontline services and we can’t do this alone. We work with a range of stakeholders across the voluntary and statutory sector to deliver what we know works. We are fortunate to have excellent partnerships with those sharing our passion to make a difference, no matter how hard it seems.
We strongly believe the current criminal justice response to offenders needs reviewing. If we are to address the vulnerabilities associated with offending , and ultimately reduce offence rates, it requires a significant shake up. To that end we are not afraid to test new approaches evident in our innovative criminal justice interventions and the programmes we offer young adult offenders to consider their choices. We are currently exploring a trauma informed response to working with females in the criminal justice system.
Chantal Hughes, CEO talking to the ITV Tonight Show – 8th April 2021
Our CEO Chantal Hughes talking to the ITV Tonight programme about why we need to tackle the root course of domestic abuse and why men need to be part of the conversation on violence against women and girls. Chantal Hughes of @TheHamptonTrust, who support victims and work with perpetrators, tells #ITVTonight "…we've still got so […]
Bournemouth Daily Echo News Article – Dorset Police launch programme to educate domestic abuse offenders – 29 March 2021
DORSET Police has launched a new programme to protect victims of domestic abuse by challenging and changing the behaviours of serial offenders and those deemed to be the most high-risk. The DRIVE programme, which is delivered by Southampton based foundation Hampton Trust, is a partnership initiative between Dorset Police, Office of the Dorset Police and […]
New Valley News Article – New aim to stop serial domestic abuse- 26 March 2021
A new DRIVE programme launched by Dorset Police and administered by Hampton Trust, is a partnership initiative between Dorset Police, Police and Crime Commissioner, BCP Council and Dorset Council. The first six months of the programme is funded by the Home Office. The organisers said that while many services rightly focus on support for victims, […]
Daily Echo News Article – Almost half of reported Hampshire rape cases are dropped – 22 March 2021
SHOCKING figures have revealed that almost half of all rape cases in Hampshire are dropped by the complainant. Sexual abuse victims across Hampshire and the rest of the county often face lengthy court delays. Experts even say they risk being retraumatised by their experiences of the criminal justice system. Furthermore, many victims give up seeking justice […]