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.
4th December 2019 – BBC Radio Norfolk interview with – CARA launches in Norfolk
Our CARA Regional Manager, Caroline Freeman was interviewed on BBC Radio Norfolk today about the launch of CARA. Please listen to the clip. Caroline features approximately 1 hour and 18 minutes into the interview.
4th December 2019 – Police and Crime Commisioner News Article – New scheme to break cycle of abuse to be introduced in Norfolk
An innovative pilot-project aimed at breaking the cycle of domestic abuse by educating offenders about the effect and consequences of their actions is to be piloted in Norfolk. The two-year initiative – funded by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green – will see low level first-time perpetrators placed on an intervention course to […]
19th November 2019 – Daily Echo Article – Southampton women attend self-defence class by MKG Southampton and The Hampton Trus
TWO community groups partnered up to host a self-defence class that aimed to raise awareness of domestic abuse against women. Martial arts centre MKG Southampton and abuse rehabilitation charity The Hampton Trust advised twelve women and teenage girls from Southampton on how to become more aware, as well as how to use breakaway techniques and […]
24th October 2019 – The Herald Southampton – Local CEO wins award
A charity Chief Executive was awarded the Women and Home Changing our Country Award. Chantal Hughes was recognised by Women and Home for her dedication to improving the lives of women and children in the UK through her work as a CEO of The Hampton Trust. The Women and home awards celebrated women making a […]