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.

Latest News

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Helpline – Bank Holiday opening hours – Call us on 02380 009898

Our Helpline is open: 9am – 11am & 2pm – 4pm     –   Good Friday (10th April 2020) Our Helpline is closed          –   Easter Saturday & Sunday (11th April 2020 – 12th April 2020) 9am – 11am & 2pm – 4pm     –    Easter Monday (13th […]

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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…

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Domestic Abuse Perpetrator support line for professionals

The Hampton Trust will be available to professionals to offer additional support when working with Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse during the coronavirus. Experienced practitioners will be able to offer advice on engaging perpetrators during lockdown, whole family safeguarding and risk management strategies to reduce the likelihood of an escalation of abuse. WE ARE STILL TAKING […]

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Covid-19 NOTICE

The Hampton Trust services have been adapted in response to Covid-19. We have withdrawn all face to face work to protect the health and wellbeing of staff and members of the public. Our offices in Ashurst will be fully closed from Monday 23rd March until further notice and all staff have successfully transitioned to home […]

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Important notice for all ADAPT group members


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10th December 2019 – BH Living news article – The Hampton Trust raises awareness of domestic abuse

As part of White Ribbon Day (25 November) and the 16 days of action that follow, The Hampton Trust has been travelling far and wide putting on events to raise awareness of violence and abuse against women. The charity, based in Hampshire but branching out across the South, have been travelling as far South as […]

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6th December 2019 – BBC South Today News featuring the ADAPT Programme

BBC South Today News featured Tracy (Deputy CEO) and Cindy (DA Services Manager) setting up for an ADAPT session. They interviewed an ex-service user/mentor, and talked to Tracy about the ADAPT programme and the amazing work of The Hampton Trust.                  

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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.                  

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