Economic harm is a form of family violence, and it can also be the result of other forms of violence. It includes behaviour that controls restricts or removes someone’s access to money or participation in financial decisions, damages property, sabotages employment and leaves people with debts and poor credit history created through coercive and abusive behaviour.
These are common things we see:
We work with creditors to provide information about how economic harm affects their customers, and how they can provide appropriate support.
We provide insights into the issues facing our clients and advocate for changes to policies and processes that are exacerbating harm.
We produce research, reports and resources to raise awareness of economic harm and support people to take steps to reduce harm in their own communities.
We have been providing an Economic Harm Support Service for the past two years, helping people to navigate the economic fallout from an abusive relationship, negotiate joint debt when there is a protection order in place between the parties, and support people to access financial support.
The ability for our Economic Harm Specialists to reach the right support at the right time is critical for positive client outcomes. Our Economic Harm specialists work to negotiate:
We work with organisations across the world to raise awareness, advocate and explore how we can better support people experiencing economic harm.
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