Identifying Financial Abuse
Financial abuse (also called economic abuse) is a serious form of domestic violence that occurs when a perpetrator uses money as a means to gain power and to control their partner. Financial abuse is one of the most powerful ways a perpetrator can keep their partner trapped in an abusive relationship, and may also impact on that partner’s ability to stay safe once they leave the relationship. The specific methods by which they exercise financial control over their partner can differ greatly.
Commonwealth Bank and Domestic Violence NSW launched Addressing Financial Abuse, a booklet for support workers to help affected people establish financial independence as a key step in leaving an abusive relationship in July 2017.
Click here to view or download this valuable resource to identify and assist yourself and other experiencing domestic violence in the form of financial abuse.