Understanding Economic Abuse
Up to 90% of domestic abuse survivors cite having experienced economic or financial abuse by their intimate partner. Economic abuse is recognised in the new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, however, it remains a lesser known form of domestic abuse and often goes unidentified despite its serious and long-lasting consequences for the survivor.
- Define and understand the difference between economic and financial abuse.
- Identify different forms of economic abuse and their impact on survivors.
- Draw upon best practice examples in supporting survivors of economic abuse.