SEA offers bespoke training on economic abuse. We have trained a wide variety of professionals, from customer support staff at banks and building societies to domestic abuse champions in the police force.
Our training is focused on building the capacity of frontline organisations to recognise economic abuse, advocate effectively for economic safety and address the systems issues that facilitate ongoing control by an abuser.
Our training is informed by our Experts by Experience group and based on the developing national and international evidence base on economic abuse.
“Fantastic training. I feel confident in supporting victims of economic abuse and I know there is support to help me support others.”
Training is a core function for SEA and a significant mechanism we use to influence deep and lasting change in multiple areas.
We trained over 1,000 people in 2021.
97% of participants agreed that their course had increased their understanding of economic abuse and gave them a better understanding of the link between economic and physical safety.
Our training has been accredited by the Open College Network (London).
Listen to one of our participants talk about how her view of economic abuse changed during the course.
To book a course or for more information, please contact [email protected] or click the button below.
We are continuously working to develop our training offer. If there is an aspect of economic abuse that you are interested in receiving training on, that does not appear to be covered by our current courses, please get in touch to discuss your needs.
The following courses are still in development. You can register your interest by completing our booking form.
Our trainers are highly experienced, with extensive practical experience in the domestic abuse sector. They are also experts in their areas of specialist knowledge, delivering on various economic abuse projects across the UK. Explore their profiles and find out more about their expertise.
Carla Cooper Robinson
Carla’s background is as a vulnerability specialist in the financial services sector, as well as a collections specialist. Carla’s role at SEA involves providing training for financial services professionals to support them to recognise and respond to economic abuse. She is committed to developing responses to economic abuse within the financial sector, ensuring all victim survivors are empowered.
Jasbinder is a trainer valued for her ability to work well with a wide range of audiences including workforce professional development and community outreach to vulnerable adults. Drawing on over 25 years in the charity sector she brings a lively and highly engaging approach to her workshops and training, tacking complex and sensitive issues with passion and sensitivity.
Economic abuse specialist
With over 12 years’ experience in the community sector, Eleni draws upon her experience of working across many fields of complex needs such as domestic abuse, substance misuse and working with care experienced young people. Eleni is SEA’s training lead for the Labyrinth Project, providing training and resources on economic abuse, coerced debt and financial capabilities across Women’s Centres in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Eleni is passionate about supporting women and their children to find physical, emotional and economic safety in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Aarti has more than 15 years’ experience of working with survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and delivering community-based treatment programmes to perpetrators of intimate partner violence. She has extensive experience of tackling FGM, founding Leicester’s first FGM awareness-raising campaign and developing innovative in-house risk assessment processes to identify FGM. Aarti adopts an empowering, supportive, and inclusive approach to her training delivery. Aarti is currently a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Coventry University.
Coerced debt specialist
Ian is a Coerced Debt Specialist in the Specialist Team at SEA. Ian contributes to the successful delivery of the Economic Abuse Evidence Form (EAEF) Pilot Project, whilst also providing expertise on economic abuse and debt/benefits to professionals, industry bodies and policy makers. Ian read History at Birmingham University and achieved a commendation in his subsequent Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course. Ian trained as a solicitor, qualifying in 2009. He has extensive experience of working for various charities in the third sector. He is also a fully accredited member of the Institute of Money Advisers (IMA).
Jeanie has more than 30 years experience of designing and delivering training across a range of settings. She has worked nationally with both statutory and voluntary children and young people’s organisations, and for the last six years has managed a women’s centre project in Devon. In 2018, she undertook a year-long project identifying ‘what works’ in relation to supporting women at risk of economic abuse, and became involved with SEA since learning about the number of women entering the justice system as a result of partner-related debt.
Interested in learning more about economic abuse and how you or your organisation can help victim-survivors? Our E-learning tool is a great place to start.