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

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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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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