Cost of Covid-19: Economic Abuse Throughout the Pandemic; A Call to Build Economic Safety for Women and Girls [open pdf - 0B]
From the Executive Summary: "The aim of the Cost of Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] research was to create a step change in practice and policy in respect to meeting the economic safety needs of victim-survivors of domestic abuse. To understand the economic safety needs arising from the pandemic, Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) undertook a rapid review. This consisted of a UK-wide survey and a series of interviews. A total of 560 people responded to the survey (360 victim-survivors and 200 front line professionals) between June and August. Of these, 73 took part in two rounds of follow-up interviews (summer and autumn of 2020). A low completion rate among those victim-survivors in a relationship with or living with the perpetrator was expected, given that they were unlikely to have felt safe to participate in the survey. The engagement of frontline professionals with the survey and interviews did, however, mean that the review was able to capture and understand the economic safety needs of victim-survivors still living with a perpetrator. This is because they were likely to have been in touch with women in this situation."
Surviving Economic Abuse; Standard Life Foundation
Surviving Economic Abuse: https://survivingeconomicabuse.org/