About the resource
Domestic Abuse and Money Education: Guidance for Professionals Supporting Survivors with Financial Issues was developed out of the Domestic Abuse, Money and Education project (DAME), a three year project undertaken by Women’s Aid Federation of England (Women’s Aid) and Money Advice Plus Services (MAPS) working in partnership, and funded by the Nationwide Foundation.
Research and practical experience provides conclusive evidence that living with domestic violence and abuse often has a direct impact on the financial circumstances of the victim/survivor and her children. We set up this project because we believed that existing money and debt advice services often lacked knowledge of the particular financial difficulties survivors of abuse might face.
The DAME project aims to increase the knowledge and confidence of professionals when assisting survivors who are experiencing financial difficulties and learning from the project has influenced the development of the DAME Guidance for Professionals Supporting Survivors with Financial Issues.
The guidance provides a step by step guide on how to assist survivors with financial issues and debt. It is not intended as a substitute for professional money and debt advice, but provides a general overview of the issues.
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© Women’s Aid Federation of England 2012.
- DAME Introduction
- Chapter 1 – Introduction to the DAME Guidance
- Chapter 2 – Domestic abuse and financial abuse: An overview
- Chapter 3 – Supporting survivors with financial issues: The approach
- Chapter 4 – Supporting survivors with financial issues: Some practical considerations
- Chapter 5 – Budgeting and money management
- Chapter 6 – Dealing with debts
- Chapter 7 – Financial arrangements on relationship breakdown
- Chapter 8 – Using the law for protection and making safe arrangements for children
- Chapter 9 – State welfare benefits and tax credits
- Chapter 10 – Housing issues
- Chapter 11 – Supporting survivors with no recourse to public funds
- Chapter 12 – Other sources of support and information
Further information about The DAME Project