A checklist of things to look out for if you suspect someone you know may be experiencing economic abuse, and what you can do to support them.
This tool shows how economic abuse is used by perpetrators to gain power and control. It gives an overview of how economic abuse overlaps with and reinforces a variety of tactics that perpetrators use, illustrating how economic abuse threads through experiences of domestic abuse.
An overview of some of the financial support that may be available if you have experienced domestic abuse, including economic abuse, and how you can access these forms of support.
Information on what banks can do to support people experiencing economic abuse. It outlines things to consider when reporting abuse to the bank, and how they can help you regain control of your finances.
An overview of economic abuse and the law, and the role of the police in supporting victims of economic abuse.
Information to help spot an illegal lender and what to do if you think you have borrowed money from an illegal lender.
Practical tips on opening a new bank account safely following economic abuse, and information to help guide your interactions with the bank.
Listings of some of the organisations that may be able to support you with the issues you are facing following economic abuse, including a brief description of their services and their contact details.
Some immediate things that you can do to protect yourself and begin to regain control if you have experienced economic abuse.
Information for people who have been forced to make transactions that led them into debt, or who have had debts fraudulently built up in their name. It gives an overview of this type of debt and the possible solutions.
Information on how economic abuse can potentially be prosecuted as a form of controlling or coercive behaviour under the Serious Crime Act 2015.
Details of how the draft Domestic Abuse Bill could bring changes for victim-survivors of economic abuse, by recognising it in law for the first time.
We are producing a number of resources to support professionals working with victim-survivors of economic abuse. This set of resources will contain guides to support domestic abuse support workers, money and debt advice services, housing sector professionals and financial services staff. Three resources are currently available.
- Screening for economic abuse: A tool to guide your interactions with women you are supporting to help identify if they have experienced economic abuse
- Checklist for insurers: A guide for staff in the insurance industry who are supporting customers who have experienced economic abuse
- Supporting customers experiencing economic abuse: A guide for bank and building society staff
If you would like a copy of any of these resources, please contact [email protected]
Further resources for professionals will be available soon.