We work in partnership with the frontline organisations that directly support victim-survivors. We support them to identify and respond to economic abuse. Although we don’t provide direct support to victim-survivors, we are an associate member of Women’s Aid and endorse its aims.
We focus on making change by working in four key areas:
Read more about our work in our 2022-25 strategy ‘Making Waves’.
To drive change for victim-survivors of economic abuse, we are committed to understanding the problems they face. Two core principles are at the heart of our work:
Being led by survivors is central to our work. We work alongside a group of women – the Experts by Experience Group (EEG) – who share their knowledge and experiences to shape our work. The EEG is for women aged 18 and over who are no longer in a relationship with the abuser.
We recognise the need to create accessible spaces that victim-survivors feel able to participate in. The EEG is inclusive of transwomen, and we provide both single-sex and trans-inclusive spaces for EEG members.
We conduct research with victim-survivors and learn from the growing wider evidence base on economic abuse. We analyse the issues victim-survivors and professionals share through the Financial Support Line and evaluate our projects to help the development of frontline services.
Our specialist team use their expertise to provide support and guidance to professionals working with victim-survivors in the financial services and women’s sectors, as well as in the debt, money, benefits, housing and utilities industries. The team:
Our advocacy and communications team works to raise awareness of economic abuse among the general public as well as decision-makers in industry and government. The team:
Our impact and partnerships team ensures that SEA’s work makes as much of a difference as possible to the lives of victim-survivors, and identifies who we need to work with to make change happen. The team:
Our development team works with partners and donors to secure funds for SEA, and shapes our fundraising strategy to ensure a diverse range of funding sources.
Our operations team provides the organisational infrastructure for SEA. The team provides support in finance, HR and governance to enable the charity to function as efficiently and effectively as possible.
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