Many women experience economic abuse within the context of intimate partner violence. It limits their choices and ability to access safety.
Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) is the only UK charity dedicated to raising awareness of economic abuse and transforming responses to it.
We are determined that women are supported to survive and thrive
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You can also find useful statistics on financial and economic abuse here.
Economic abuse and the COVID-19 outbreak
This is a challenging time and we know that victim-survivors of domestic abuse will be concerned about their physical safety, as well as their economic well-being.
Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) has developed and is sharing information on what support is available to safeguard economic well-being. We are working with our partners to develop our understanding over time and will use this to regularly update the information we are sharing.
If you, or someone you know, are experiencing abuse, please visit our resources page for COVID-19 specific information.
**SEA does not provide direct support or advice to victims. However, if you are experiencing economic abuse within the context of domestic abuse or are supporting someone who is in that situation, immediate help is available. Contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 or the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327. If you are in immediate danger, call the police on 999.
“This is long lasting and life changing. I suffered quite severe abuse, physically and sexually and yet I can walk away from that. It’s the economic bit that on the surface doesn’t look so bad but actually that’s the one that going to have lasting effect.” – Survivor
When Rebecca first contacted SEA, she'd already spent 7 years paying off debt her ex-partner had put in her name, and had 16 years left on her debt plan. We referred her to the national casework service and she applied for a number of debt write-offs. #EconomicAbuse #CoercedDebt pic.twitter.com/aIQ7ttOBms