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

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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Third Sector Article – 31st July 2019 – Why charities need long-term contracts

The pressure to innovate constantly in order to secure long-term grants creates a challenging landscape for chief executives. No matter what size a charity is, the most important and often all-consuming need they share is finance. Third sector organisations can have periods of living hand to mouth, frantically trying to hold on to valuable staff […]

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Metro.co.uk Article 30th July 2019

I Am Nicola aired last week on Channel 4 delivering a gripping but real portrayal of a coercive relationship. The drama, which stars Vicky McClure, struck a chord with viewers, for its depiction of an abusive relationship through a non-physical lens and a domestic abuse advocate has praised the show for platforming the rarely understood […]

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Project CARA workshops to include family abuse

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner and Hampshire Constabulary to develop our Project CARA workshops to include family abuse. The team have met with Hampshire Constabulary and as from September 2019 individuals meeting the eligibility criteria will be offered family abuse workshops as part of a conditional […]

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Board of Trustees Development Day

The Board of Trustees and Management team attended a development day at the Southampton Clarke Willmott office last week. The team reviewed our journey over the last year and explored the vision for this next few years. Some great plans were discussed for future strategies.          

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Carly from Aurora New Dawn visits the office

Carly from Aurora new Dawn came to meet the team today. Carly has recently been appointed as the Serial Priority Perpetrator Co-ordinator for Aurora New Dawn. Carly will be working alongside The Hampton Trust and Baseline as part of our innovative work to focus on high risk and serial perpetrators.          

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Third Sector article published 9th July 2019 “Our partnership work can tackle domestic abuse”

The Hampton Trust works with perpetrators to reduce offending, and has formed a partnership with the victim support charity Aurora New Dawn. Third Sector has today published an article exploring the partnership work that we are involved in and our beliefs of the need to work with perpetrators to challenge themselves to change their behaviour. […]

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Social Media Training with Sunny Bird PR

The Management Team spent the day at Sunny Bird PR Headquarters today focusing on our social media strategy and exploring better ways to platform the great work that we do. Thank you to Alex and the team for providing us with a really interesting insight into our current strategy and the ways better our social […]

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ADAPT Team Training Day

We are passionate about developing the skills of our staff, and what better way to achieve this than through a team training day. Our ADAPT team and Adapt sessional facilitators gave up their Saturday to review the updated Adapt manual and explore new ways to implement the changes. Our primary focus for upskilling the team […]

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‘The Hampton Trust were excellent and engaging’

The Hampton Trust delivered training at the North East Hampshire Domestic Abuse Forum last week to a variety of professionals. Focusing on “Engaging with Young People who are Victims or Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence”. The aims of the sessions were to gain an understanding of young people’s domestic abuse victimisation, to gain an understanding […]

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New domestic abuse service across Hampshire supports the whole family

A domestic abuse support service aimed at victims, their children and those who are being abusive launches on 4 June 2019, providing crisis accommodation and community-based support to break the cycle of abuse for families across Hampshire. The Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service provided by Stop Domestic Abuse and The Hampton Trust, is funded by Hampshire […]

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