Supporting Victims and Survivors of Economic Abuse to Develop their Financial Capability

The National Skills Academy for Financial Services, in partnership with Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) and the Gentoo Group, have developed a new accredited one-day course to raise awareness of economic abuse as it is experienced within the context of domestic abuse and improve the financial capability support available to victims of economic abuse.

The training is designed for front-line financial capability workers who are not specialists in supporting those who have experienced domestic abuse. 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 and survivors of economic abuse.

The training is being delivered in a central Birmingham location on the 7th March from 09:30- 16:30. It will enable participants to: 

  • Understand economic abuse as it operates within the context of domestic abuse and how it can impact a victim-survivor's financial capability.
  • Recognise common signs of economic abuse.
  • Understand the boundaries of the financial capability support they can provide to safely and appropriately meet the needs of those who have experienced domestic abuse.
  • Identify the safety issues relating to the provision of financial capability support to victim-survivors of domestic abuse.
  • Understand how their communication with those who have experienced domestic abuse can impact the effectiveness of the support they provide.
  • Provide financial capability support to victim-survivors in a non-judgemental and supportive manner.

Participants will need to complete and pass a written assignment in the two weeks following the workshop to achieve a nationally recognised, level 2 qualification in ‘Supporting Victims and Survivors of Economic Abuse with Financial Capability’, which is accredited by OCN London.

Please read the course overview here before applying for a place on the course.

There will also be a further 280 training places available on courses across England between April – July 2019. If you would like to receive news about future courses please complete the above application form.