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.
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 […]
24th October 2019 – Third Sector Article – Core funding is crucial for small charities
Letting charities determine how to allocate funds and deliver services effectively is the difference between a charity thriving or closing its doors. Working in the third sector in the current financial climate is tough, with many charities struggling to secure funding to pay for their core resources. I have worked in the charity sector for […]
2nd October 2019 – Southern Daily Echo Article – THE CEO of a Southampton abuse support charity has been recognised at the Women and Home awards.
THE CEO of a Southampton abuse support charity has been recognised at the Women and Home awards. Chantal Hughes from The Hampton Trust was awarded the Woman and Home Changing Our Country award for her dedication to improving the lives of women and children in the UK. Nine women were presented awards alongside Chantal by […]
Chantal Hughes, CEO of The Hampton Trust wins the 2019 Women & Home Magazine Amazing Women Award for Changing our Country
We are extremely proud to announce that Chantal Hughes, CEO for The Hampton Trust has received the 2019 Amazing Women Award courtesy of Women & Home Magazine for the Changing our Country category. Chantal has been recognised for dedicating time to make our lives – and the lives of your children better. The glittery ceremony […]