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18 Aug 2020

The Boodle Hatfield Podcast – Economic Abuse: regaining financial independence

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Many women experience economic abuse within the context of intimate partner violence and it limits their choices and ability to access safety.

Family Partner and Mediator, Katie O’Callaghan is joined by the Founder of the UK Charity, Surviving Economic Abuse, Dr. Nicola Sharp-Jeffs and Founder of financial well-being consultancy, The Dura Society, Lottie Leefe to address the common signs of economic abuse, how to approach separation or divorce in these circumstances and provide some guidance to regaining financial independence.

Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud. 

If you would like to discuss any of the points raised during the podcast, please do not hesitate to contact Katie, Nicola or Lottie using the contact details below.

This podcast is intended to provide some guidance around separation and financial independence in the context of economic abuse. If you are experiencing economic abuse within the context of domestic abuse or are supporting someone who is in that situation, immediate help is available. Contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 or the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327. If you are in immediate danger, please contact the police.


Please note, to meet government guidelines, this podcast was recorded in July 2020 from the homes of our respective speakers and for this reason, the sound quality of this podcast may have some minor flaws.

Helpful Resources:

  • An article on Economic Abuse and regaining financial independence, can be found here.
  • Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) has various resources for victims, that can be found here.
  • Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) also has various resources for professionals, that can be found here.
  • A guide on spotting the signs of economic abuse and identifying risk, can be found here.
  • Guidance on economic abuse and your credit report can be found here.
  • Here are a selection of useful links to free services that can help someone who is concerned with their financial position
  • Money Advice Service
  • Step Change
  • Check my File
  • Money Saving Expert