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 men in the UK, shows the number of domestic murders has more than doubled since lockdown.

The article talks about domestic homicide, and the stories of several families that have sadly been killed as a result of this.

Chantal Hughes, CEO was asked to comment, and also features in the article below. “We’ve seen an increase in referrals – from both the police and social care services – and engagement with our service users since lockdown began, but because we’re unable to provide face-to-face services, we’re focusing on crisis management, trying to de-escalate the chances of the men we work with turning to violence during this time.”
 
At The Hampton Trust we are working with perpetrators daily to keep victims and children safe. If you need to access support or advice you can call us on 02380 009898 or make a referral by clicking on get help.

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