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Chantal Hughes - Chief Executive

Working in the voluntary sector for two decades I have held a variety of posts supporting vulnerable adults, children and young people. Whilst at The Children’s Society I developed services for sex workers, looked after children, careleavers and young people in the criminal justice system. My career has involved designing a range of experiential courses and interventions aimed at breaking the cycle of abuse, offending and exploitation.

I have a BA (Hons) in Psychotherapy from University of Southampton and returned to Southampton as a freelance lecturer on the Psychotherapy degree course where I taught for six years. I have held various psychotherapy posts, including private practice and six years working with Relate, during which time I assisted in the implementation of the ‘bridging to safety model’ for couples experiencing domestic abuse.

I joined The Hampton Trust in 2006 as the Domestic Abuse Services Manager before progressing to Deputy Chief Executive and taking up the role of Chief Executive in 2013. Whilst at the Trust I have led the development of a range of interventions targeting children, young people and adults both in and outside of the criminal justice system. Initially joining the Trust to cover a 12-month maternity post, I credit the staff, opportunities to innovate and excellent partnerships as the reason I remain committed and passionate to the work of the organisation.

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Tracy Rutherford - Deputy Chief Executive

I joined The Hampton Trust in 2009 as the Women’s Safety Worker supporting and advising women who’s partners or ex partners were accessing The Hampton Trust’s domestic abuse perpetrator programmes. In 2011 I moved into the role of the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) for the Isle of Wight whilst completing a Post Graduate Certificate in ‘Advocacy Skills for Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence’ at Worcester University.

Alongside the ISVA role I facilitated CARA workshops (whilst in the pilot period of development), and delivered Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes. In 2014 I was offered the Domestic Abuse Services Manager role to which I was responsible for overseeing all of Hampshire’s community Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes, CARA and the IOW ISVA Service. I have played a leading role in developing the Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership, and in 2016 took on the role of The Hampton Trust’s Deputy Chief Executive. I continue to play a leading role in the development and implementation of CARA nationally.

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Dean Hatton - Domestic Abuse Services Manager

I joined The Hampton Trust in 2018 as the Domestic Abuse Services Manager and oversee the domestic abuse prevention programmes across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight as well as being involved in projects such as Safelives Drive and Connect and the Isle of Wight ISVA service.

I am dedicated to developing these projects and to help with the provision of high quality services to domestic abuse perpetrators with an overall aim of reducing risks of future abuse.  The interventions that are delivered in The Hampton Trust are robust and innovative.  The staff that we have in The Hampton Trust are dedicated to providing high quality services to help individuals change.

Previous to me joining The Hampton Trust, I have worked for the last 18 years in Hampshire Probation Service and following the changes imposed by the Transforming Rehabilitation agenda, the Community Rehabilitation Company. I have therefore been working in the criminal justice arena focusing on helping people move away from offending and recidivism and in protecting victims and communities from criminal behaviour.

 

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Debbie Willis - Children and Young People Services Manager

I have extensive experience of working with groups of vulnerable children and young people. I started my working career in the looked after system and moved on to become a qualified youth worker.

I have since designed and implemented many different youth orientated programmes including participatory development work for a range of organisations including the Youth Services, Connexions and the voluntary sector. I’ve worked across the Uk in both urban and rural contexts, largely as a detached youth worker.

I have written and delivered a number of training courses for a wide selection of agencies, schools and youth groups across the south. As the Children and Young People Services Manager (lead) for The Hampton Trust, I have worked with a diverse range of young people to develop Behavioural Change programmes for young people and young adults.

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