Recognising and responding to economic abuse

With the introduction of economic abuse in the statutory definition of domestic abuse, the aim of this training is to raise awareness and understanding 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?

Recognising and responding to economic abuse is aimed at a wide audience, including professionals and volunteers from domestic abuse charities, money/debt advice services, local authorities, the police, the housing sector, and the financial services, banking and insurance industries. It is suitable for anyone who may encounter economic abuse or support victim-survivors in their role.

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 the course, attendees will have:

  • Increased knowledge of economic abuse as described in the Domestic Abuse Act
  • Increased knowledge of the difference between economic abuse operates and financial abuse
  • New knowledge of how economic abuse operates within the context of domestic 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 motivation and confidence to respond to the impact of economic abuse on the victim-survivor
  • 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
  • Increased empathy and understanding of the challenges faced by victim-survivors of economic abuse


We can offer both Level 1 and Level 2 accreditation through the Open College Network London for this course. To achieve accreditation, learners will need to attend the training and complete a post-course assignment.

Time commitment

This course is a 4-hour course.

Delivery methods 

We can deliver our recognising and responding to economic abuse 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.

Level 1 or 2 accreditation is available at an additional charge.

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

“I’ve taken away a lot from this training. It was really eye opening. The main think I’ve learnt is that economic abuse is not as easy to spot as I first thought, it’s a lot more hidden. It’s opened my eyes to spot different signs when working with clients” – Training Participant