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.
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 […]