Economic abuse and financial capability

This course will strengthen your knowledge of economic abuse and provide new skills to respond. The course aims to raise awareness of economic abuse as it is experienced within the context of domestic abuse and improve the financial capability support available to victim-survivors.

Who is this course suitable for?

The training is designed for frontline workers and volunteers who provide financial capability support as part of their roles such as domestic abuse support staff, family support workers, advice and guidance workers and money coaches. It will enable them to develop a range of skills, knowledge and behaviours so they feel confident that their practice provides safe and appropriate support to victims-survivors of economic abuse.

What is the course format?

This 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 this course, all attendees will have:

  • Increased knowledge of economic abuse as described in the Domestic Abuse Act
  • 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 how a victim-survivor’s financial capability can be affected by economic abuse 
  • Increased knowledge of how different methods of communication can impact victim-survivors of economic abuse  
  • Increased knowledge of the training, resources and support available from Surviving Economic Abuse
  • Increased skill to recognise the impact of economic abuse and its link with physical safety
  • Increased skill to recognise and respond to the signs of economic abuse including post-separation abuse
  • Increased skill to recognise the boundaries of financial capability support and refer the victim-survivor to the most appropriate support for their situation
  • Increased skill to recognise how their own values, beliefs and attitudes relating to economic abuse and financial capability could impact on the support provided
  • Increased skill and motivation to respond to economic abuse and create economic safety
  • Increased skill and motivation to recognise safety issues relating to the provision of financial capability support to victim-survivors of domestic abuse
  • 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


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:  

  • OCN Unit title: Supporting victim-survivors of economic abuse to develop their financial capability  
  • Level 2  
  • Credit value 3  
  • Unit code EB2/2/001 

Time commitment

This course 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.

Level 2 accreditation is available at an additional cost.

Book this course

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