This questionnaire explores the economic safety needs of victim-survivors who are currently experiencing economic abuse from a current or former intimate partner during the coronavirus outbreak in the UK. It is run by UK charity Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA). We are looking for responses from both victim-survivors and frontline professionals who support them.

Your safety and wellbeing is vital. Only complete the questionnaire if you feel safe to. If you find it difficult or triggering, do not feel you must complete it and please see the support available under ‘what if I need help’.

What is economic abuse?
SEA defines this as behaviours within the context of intimate partner violence that interfere with the ability to acquire, use and maintain economic resources. Economic resources includes money and the things it buys, like housing, food, belongings and transport. For more information on economic abuse, including on covid-19, see our resources.

Why are you running the questionnaire?
Coronavirus has impacted daily life for many, including through measures to contain it, such as lockdown and social distancing. We want to explore the impact on various aspects of victim-survivors' everyday life. The findings will be used to call for needed changes in policy and practice so victim-survivors can access the support they need. 

What does the research cover?
There are separate questions depending on whether you are answering as victim-survivor or professional. Both explore demographics (e.g. age, gender) before questions on: employment/study; finances; housing; welfare benefits; child maintenance; access to resources and; access to support. After the first section, most questions are optional. You can skip sections that are not relevant to you. You also do not need to fill out any of the comment boxes you do not want to. 

How will my answers be used?
By completing this questionnaire you are giving consent for SEA to store and process your answers anonymously and use them in publications and other materials in connection to the project and SEA's wider work. This includes the possibility of quoting any comments you make. Your answers are submitted when you click 'next' or 'done' on each page. It is not possible to withdraw from the research after you have submitted your response.

You will not be asked to give identifying information in the questionnaire. There is an option after the end of the questionnaire to let us know if you are interested in taking part in a follow up interview to discuss your experiences in more detail. If so, we will ask for a name and contact details, but it does not have to be your real name.

What if I need help?
If you need help or support around the issues in this questionnaire, please contact the free 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline run by Refuge on 0808 2000 247. The free Men’s Advice Line is open every day. A list of support organisations for those living in the EU can be found here. If you are in immediate danger, call 999 or your emergency services.

What if I have questions?
If you have any questions please contact kathryn.royal@survivingeconomicabuse.org or holly.cameron@survivingeconomicabuse.org

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