Recognising and responding to economic abuse (Level 3)

Recognising and responding to economic abuse (Level 3) is for professionals working in domestic abuse services, local authorities, the police force, housing, welfare services and more. 

With the introduction of economic abuse in the forthcoming statutory definition of domestic abuse, this training aims is to raise awareness of economic abuse and provide an opportunity for learners to consider how they can contribute to the economic safety of victim-survivors.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is aimed at a wide audience, including professionals from domestic abuse charities, money/debt advice services, local authorities, the police, the housing sector, and the banking and insurance industry. The group learning experience is particularly enhanced as we have participants who would not historically consider supporting victim-survivors as part of their role.

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

  • Increased understanding of economic abuse as described in the proposed Domestic Abuse Act (currently Bill)
  • 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
  • Increased empathy and understanding of the challenges faced by victims of economic abuse
  • Confidence in the belief that your work can minimise harm and make a difference to victim-survivors and their long-term economic safety
  • Increased skills to respond to economic abuse
  • Knowledge of how creating economic stability and independence underpins physical safety
  • Understanding of the impact of the proposed Domestic Abuse Act on policy and practice
  • Confidence to explain three possible signs of economic abuse relevant to own professional context
  • Ability to give examples of at least three good responses when supporting victim-survivors
  • of economic abuse
  • Understanding of and ability to describe examples of post-separation abuse
  • Understanding of the difference between economic abuse and financial abuse


On completion of a pre-course task, attendance at training, and the successful completion of a post-training assignment, course participants can receive the following accreditation:  

  • Unit Title: Recognising and responding to Economic Abuse  
  • Level 3  
  • Credit value 3 
  • Unit Code EB2/3/LR/001

Time commitment

This course is a 4-hour course. If you would like accreditation, you will also need to complete a post-training assignment.

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]