Applying an economic abuse lens to debt advice

This training is designed for debt and money advisors. It will enable them to recognise economic abuse and integrate safety measures into their practice.

This course will support money and debt advisors to develop the necessary skills and knowledge so they can be confident that they are providing safe and appropriate support to survivors of economic abuse.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is for debt and money advisors, as well as those who signpost people to debt and money advice.

What is the course format?

This online course is an interactive and collaborative e-learning experience. You will have access to an interactive training session facilitated by a highly experienced trainer, including group discussion and exercises. Accreditation includes feedback on your individual assignment.

Course objectives  

  • Define economic abuse, its prevalence and how it is intertwined with other types of abuse 
  • Define the difference between economic abuse and financial abuse 
  • Understand the short- and long-term impact of economic abuse 
  • Understand post-separation abuse  
  • Recognise perpetrator tactics, including coerced debt  
  • Recognise signs of economic abuse in a debt advice context 
  • Know how to respond to economic and create economic safety in a debt advice context 


This course is currently not accredited, but we are happy to discuss CPD/accreditation. Please email [email protected].

Time commitment

This course is a 4-hour course.

Delivery methods and course fees

We can deliver the course online via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, with a maximum of 16 learners per course. Course fees and details of accreditation costs are available in our training booklet. Face-to-face training is not currently available due to Covid-19 safety measures.

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For more information, please contact: [email protected]

“I would just like to just say how much I enjoyed and valued the training session. Judy and her colleague did an excellent job and I feel that going forward if I come across an SEA client, I will be able to support them more fully because I have now an much better understanding and awareness of what to look out for and what questions to ask. Furthermore, Judy provided us with additional sources of information as well to facilitate any external signposting where necessary.” – Training participant