Economic abuse awareness for local authorities

The Domestic Abuse Act of 2021 comes with a statutory definition of economic abuse, and with that, a duty for all services that form the coordinated community response, to understand economic abuse. This training offers an opportunity to increase awareness of economic abuse tactics, recognise the impact on victim-survivors’ economic and physical safety, and learn about good practice responses to economic abuse.

Who is this course suitable for?

This training is for those in frontline and strategic roles within local authorities, including those working in local authority domestic abuse, housing, income, community safety and social care teams. It provides a vital opportunity to strengthen the coordinated community response through increased awareness of economic abuse and local authorities’ role in increasing economic safety.

What is the course format?

This online course is an interactive and engaging learning experience and includes group discussions and exercises.  All our courses are delivered by highly experienced trainers.

Course objectives

After completing the course, attendees will have:

  • Increased understanding of economic abuse as described in the Domestic Abuse Bill
  • New knowledge of how economic abuse operates within the context of domestic abuse
  • Increased knowledge of the difference between economic abuse and financial abuse
  • Increased knowledge of the training, resources and support available from Surviving Economic Abuse
  • Increased skill to recognise and respond to signs of economic abuse including post-separation abuse
  • Increased skill to recognise the impact of economic abuse and its link with physical safety
  • Increased skill to provide advocacy around the  multiple system challenges faced by  victim-survivors including debt, housing and social care responses
  • Increased motivation to understand their role in a co-ordinated community response to economic abuse and local authorities’ role within this response
  • Increased motivation and confidence in the belief that their work can minimise harm and make a difference to victim-survivors and their long-term economic safety


This course is not currently accredited.

Time commitment

This is a 4-hour course.

Delivery methods  

We can deliver this course face to face 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.

Book a course

For more information about our training courses or to discuss any bespoke or specific requirements, please contact: [email protected]