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

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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19th September 2019 – Charity Skydive for The Hampton Trust – Thank you note from Fleur

Together we raised £1016 to help The Hampton Trust break the cycle of abuse! To all the heroes who donated to this cause, The Hampton Trust and myself are incredibly grateful and humbled by your support and kindness! Thanks to all of you, we managed to exceed the goal of raising £1000 for The Hampton […]

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BH Living Article- 13th August 2019 – LOCAL NEWS: New initiative launched to tackle domestic abuse crimes

Dorset Police have partnered with domestic abuse charity The Hampton Trust to launch an innovative new programme which will tackle violence and abuse throughout Dorset. Domestic Abuse accounts for 10% of all recorded crimes in the UK, a trend supported by Dorset Police data which shows the number of domestic crimes increasing year on year. […]

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Dorset PCC Article- 13th August 2019 – New programme launched to tackle domestic abuse

Dorset Police have partnered with domestic abuse charity The Hampton Trust to launch an innovative new programme commissioned by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. In the 2018/19 financial year, offences linked to domestic abuse accounted for 12.5% of all crime in Dorset. In a scheme commissioned by the Office of the Police […]

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Dorset Echo Article- 13th August 2019 – Cautions and Relationship Abuse (CARA) workshops launch in Dorset

Dorset residents who abuse their partner will have to attend new domestic abuse workshops. Dorset has a higher-than-average rate of domestic abuse and Dorset Police has seen an increase in domestic abuse crimes every year. As of today domestic abuse offenders will attend two-day Cautions and Relationship Abuse (CARA) workshops as part of a conditional […]

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Skydiving for The Hampton Trust

Fleur Sclarandis is completing a tandem skydive on the 19th September to raise money for The Hampton Trust.  Fleur is currently working on our WaDE programme and has always wanted to leap from a plane at 10000 feet whilst raising money for her chosen charity. We hope you’ll all support Fleur in raising money for […]

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