Help for professionals

The Hampton Trust has over 25 years experience working to break the cycle of abuse, conflict and exploitation. Our team is skilled in delivering training and are involved in delivering training to Social Workers, Army Welfare, Police, and many other Professionals/Agencies.

We have a range of existing packages in place that can be delivered to professionals in your teams.

Please contact us for further information.

If there is any training that is not covered in the packages listed, please contact us and we can look at devising and delivering bespoke packages based on your needs and utilising our skills and knowledge.

This half day training will provide opportunities to gain a greater understanding of trauma informed responses and the link between adverse childhood experiences and trauma. The free training is available for front line professionals who work in Southampton with families living with domestic abuse. We have delivered workshops to police, probation, social services, health and education.

Participants will:

  • Gain an increased knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
  • Gain confidence in interacting effectively with offenders
  • Be able to recognise ACES and respond accordingly
  • Gain insight into trauma informed practice
  • Explore Trauma and its relationship with Domestic abuse and violent offending
  • Gain greater understanding of referral pathways to The Hampton Trust
Date Time Booking
Tuesday 18th January 9:30AM-12:30PM Fully Booked
Tuesday 8th February 9:30AM-12:30PM
Tuesday 8th March 9:30AM-12:30PM

More Spaces Available- Domestic Abuse Routine Enquiry (DARE) Toolkit

We are pleased to be providing a further 150 remote training spaces to a range of front-line professionals, social care teams and front-line services working with families experiencing domestic abuse in Hampshire, Southampton, and Isle of Wight . Our Home Office funded training enables frontline teams to incorporate the DARE Toolkit as a ‘first response’ model in their service delivery. We want to build professional confidence in talking ‘domestic abuse’ with all clients accessing services, whether it be for housing, substance misuse, mental health, or any other types of support, not specifically domestic abuse related. Training consists of three half day workshops which each build on the previous one.

Core modules include:

  • How to identify and engage domestic abuse perpetrators
  • How to engage domestic abuse perpetrators on parenting and the impact of domestic abuse on children
  • The use of Motivational Interviewing Techniques & basic tools to enhance engagement with domestic abuse perpetrators

Don’t delay, book today (NB – in order to complete the booking you may need to use an updated browser such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge)

Date Time Booking form
Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd November 9 -12.30 Fully Booked
Thursday 11th, 18th, 25th November 9 -12.30 Fully Booked
Tuesday 30th November, 7th, 14th December 9 -12.30 Fully Booked
Thursday 2nd, 9th, 16th December 9 -12.30 Fully Booked
Tuesday 11th, 18th, 25th January 9 -12.30 Fully Booked
Thursday 13th, 20th, 27th January 9 -12.30 Fully Booked
Tuesday 8th, 15th, 22nd February 9 -12.30 Fully Booked
Thursday 10th, 17th, 24th February 9 -12.30 Fully Booked
Tuesday 8th, 15th, 22nd March 9 -12.30 Fully Booked
Thursday 10th, 17th, 24th March 9 -12.30


‘It was great to train with a mix of professionals. I’ve learnt how to engage with perpetrators and sign post them from day one!!’

‘I’ve learnt how to signpost and support perpetrators to get help. DARE has enabled me to do more.’

‘I’m taking away powerful tools to support my role in engaging perpetrators.’

‘The trainers were fully engaging and enthusiastic.’

‘Great training, will look again at the hand outs and how the brain works’

‘This was a really enjoyable session.  The videos were really thought provoking’

‘The training has been excellent, I’ve found it all very fascinating and I can see how being more aware of signs of ACES can benefit the service I deliver to my clients, thank you!’

Training Courses Available

Domestic Abuse Routine Enquiry (DARE) Toolkit

Hampton Trust Domestic Abuse Routine Enquiry (DARE) Toolkit is designed to assist professionals working in a range of settings to develop increased confidence and competencies in being able to identify and engage domestic abuse perpetrators within their services. By building professional competences, Hampton Trust is calling on all front-line services to adopt the ‘Domestic Abuse Routine Enquiry’ (DARE) toolkit.

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Understanding the role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Domestic Abuse Perpetrators and Violent Offenders

This course will provide opportunities to gain a greater understanding of trauma informed responses and the link between adverse childhood experiences and trauma.

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Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques to Engage Clients in Different Settings

This course helps professionals gain a greater understanding of using motivational interviewing techniques to build rapport and engage resistant clients.

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Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

A training course to help professionals understand the nature and extent of domestic abuse and the links to sexual violence.

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Domestic Abuse and new legislation

A course designed to update participants on the changes in domestic abuse legislation and how this is applied.

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Domestic Abuse and the impact on Children and Young People

This course highlights the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people helping participants understand the way in which abuse within a family can have long lasting effects on a child's safeguarding, behaviour and development.

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Domestic Abuse and the workplace

A course available for any business or employer to consider how domestic abuse can impact on their employees and what actions can be taken.

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Successful Engagement with Perpetrators

What are the best strategies for engaging perpetrators? How do you approach this area of work? What tools are effective in helping someone change their abusive behaviour?
This course helps understand effective methods based on our years of work in this area.

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Who we help

For information on the programmes we are able to offer, use the links below to navigate to the relevant areas of our website where you can find out more about the programmes that we offer for each group.


Our work with adults aims to keep people safe.

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Children & Young People

We work with children and young people who would benefit from support.

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We provide training for front line professionals in identifying and working with domestic abuse.

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