Economic abuse awareness for employers

SEA developed the economic abuse awareness for employers module and accompanying resource for employers so they may support their employees through the lens of economic abuse.

One in six women in the UK has experienced economic abuse. It can happen to anyone, including those who are employed and have an independent income.  

An independent income and secure employment are vital for our economic wellbeing. Perpetrators of economic abuse often use tactics relating to employment to sabotage the economic security of victim-survivors and increase or maintain their control.  

As an employer, you may be uniquely placed to both notice signs that economic abuse could be taking place and offer support.  

I have spent 20 years dealing with the public about DA and I have realised I have neglected my staff. It’s opened my eyes to internal needs. The audio clips have been powerful , you can really hear the control.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for line managers, HR professionals, domestic abuse champions, team leaders, occupational health staff and workplace wellbeing champions. We’ve also had positive feedback from professionals in the domestic abuse sector, police, and employment support.

What is the course format?

This is an interactive and engaging online learning experience and includes group discussion and exercises. All our courses are delivered by highly experienced trainers. We can also offer this course face-to-face, please enquire for further details.

Course objectives

  • Increased understanding of economic abuse as described in the Domestic Abuse Act
  • New knowledge of how economic abuse operates within the context of domestic abuse
  • Increased confidence to respond to the impact of economic abuse on the victim-survivor 
  • Consider key opportunities and strategies for safe intervention
  • Considering how employers can contribute to the creation of economic safety for their workforce

Training will also provide an opportunity for employers to enhance their existing policies and responses to domestic abuse or consider responses to economic abuse as a starting point.

Time commitment

This course is a 4-hour course.

Delivery methods

We can deliver this course in person or online via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Course fees

Course fees are dependent on exact requirements. Please make an enquiry to discuss your needs and pricing options.

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