The Hampton Trust was founded in 1996 to deliver domestic violence prevention programmes to perpetrators within the criminal justice system. For ten years we worked alongside Hampshire police and probation staff delivering programmes for all court mandated referrals.
From 2006 we expanded our services to include community-based interventions. We developed award-winning programmes such as ADAPT (Accredited Domestic Abuse Prevention Training) to work with adult perpetrators and the acclaimed LINX model to work with young people who had experienced domestic abuse and were committing violent crimes. Confronting violence at a community level means we are challenging these cyclical behaviour patterns head on rather than simply dealing with their consequences.
In 2011, we returned to our criminal justice roots in the form of Project CARA (Caution and Relationship Abuse); domestic abuse awareness raising workshops were delivered to offenders as a conditional caution. We worked closely with Hampshire Constabulary and Cambridge University’s Institute of Criminology to deliver CARA under randomised control trial conditions. CARA is a national and international first for testing this approach.
We continue to contribute to testing new approaches in criminal justice responses via our adapted LINX programme delivered under Project Gateway and designed to transform the treatment of 18 to 24-year old’s entering police custody. We are currently developing interventions for female offenders using a trauma informed approach.
Hampton Trust tackles violent crime in Southampton – Southern Daily Echo – 7th December 2020
Efforts are underway to stop violent criminals reoffending. A new scheme has been launched to reduce violent reoffending in Southampton. The Beyond the Behaviour programme gives six weeks of intensive support to young adults on probation for serious violence offences, including carrying knives. Delivered by Hampton Trust it aims to tackle the underlying issues these […]
Hampton Trust to run innovative Domestic Violence Prevention Scheme to target offenders – 18th November 2020
An innovative scheme with a track record in reducing reoffending rates is to target Dorset’s most dangerous domestic abuse perpetrators. The Drive Programme will work with those deemed as being the county’s high harm and high risk domestic abusers, after the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Dorset successfully bid for more […]
Further funding secured to help stop the cycle of Domestic Abuse – 18th November 2020
Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, working in partnership with Hampshire Constabulary, the local top tier authorities and local Domestic Abuse service providers, has secured £244,492 Home Office funding to work with the perpetrators of domestic abuse. The Commissioner said: “Domestic Abuse causes high harm and is too often happening in our area. It is […]
Behind closed doors – Cosmopolitan Magazine July 2020
We are pleased to announce that we feature in this months issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine! A great read about domestic abuse how our CARA interventions across the UK are tackling the root cause of domestic abuse following a conditional caution being issued by the Police. Working in partnership with the Police, we deliver […]
Restorative Solutions partners with The Hampton Trust to mobilise CARA in West Yorkshire
The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s commitment to tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence was supported by his published Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy in 2017. The strategy underpins the need for partnership working, providing the framework for a West Yorkshire Domestic and Sexual Abuse Partnership to jointly plan and deliver support services. A […]
Chantal Hughes, CEO introduces the ‘HT Heroes’
Those that know me will appreciate I’m not the biggest fan of New Year’s Eve. It’s the concept my daughter refers to as ‘organised fun’ that bothers me. I do remember though on the 1st January thinking how easy 2020 is to say which I thought was a bonus to get through the dreaded first […]
Little Seeds of Hope plant sale raises £1000 for The Hampton Trust
Having planted far too many seeds this year as a result of excess lock down time on her hands, Jo Griffith thought people who had been unable to access garden centres during the last few weeks would like to buy seedlings from her home and in return donate a little money to help people who […]
The Sun Newspaper Article, May 2020 – featuring comments from Chantal Hughes, CEO
As a charity we have seen an first hand the shocking rise in domestic violence sweeping UK as families isolate during the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past six weeks, there have been 4,000 domestic abuse arrests in London alone, while new data from Counting Dead Women, a project that records the killings of women by […]
The Hampton Trust featuring on BBC South Today
Great to see Chantal Hughes (CEO) & Aaron ( Ex-service user and mentor for clients currently supported by our service) on BBC South Today News this evening. Chantal and Aaron are featured in the link below if you’d like to hear more about our work and what we are doing to increase support during Covid-19 […]
The Hampton Trust team have increased their support to clients and professionals during Covid-19
We wanted to say a massive thank you to all of The Hampton Trust team! 668 calls held with clients and professionals in the past 2 weeks. Amazing work!!
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Chantal Hughes talks to BBC Radio Solent
Great to hear Chantal Hughes, CEO for The Hampton Trust talking on BBC Radio Solent this morning. We along with so many other providers are increasing our support. Using new platforms to continue our work with our clients at a time when they need it most. Have a listen from 1.06 in…