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.
Breaking the cycle of abuse: Why early intervention needs to take place even earlier
At the beginning of this year, the Home Office provided funding to Police and Crime Commissioners to increase the availability of perpetrator intervention schemes in their areas. Whilst this is a necessary and welcome step, we believe that prevention and intervention has to start even earlier – before a perpetrator becomes a perpetrator. One year […]
ADAPT: Robert’s story
Right from the offset, Robert was agitated about his referral to Hampton Trust’s ADAPT programme. For the first few months he didn’t contribute during the sessions, and his understanding of the topics was questionable. It was very clear that he didn’t want to be there. “I was referred to The Hampton Trust during a very […]
Hampton Trust teams up with Southampton Family Hubs to address gender-based violence and help keep women safe
Hampshire-based domestic abuse charity Hampton Trust have teamed up with Southampton City Council’s Family Hubs to tackle domestic abuse in the city. During the last three months, the charity has trained the majority of Family Hub staff members, Children and Families First and Health and Social Care teams in using their innovative DARE Toolkit when […]
Breaking free from the ‘Man Box’: How the Caring Dads programme helps break the cycle of abuse
By Stephanie Lee, Caring Dads Co-ordinator at Hampton Trust When we celebrate Fathers’ Day this Sunday, we do so to honour the father figures in our lives: our dads, grandads, uncles, honorary uncles and godfathers. We give them gifts and cards and spend some quality time with them, and we thank them for being great […]