Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) works to save lives and stop economic abuse forever. To achieve this, it seeks to ensure that the policies and practices of financial services firms, domestic abuse support services, and government reflect the needs of all victim-survivors of economic abuse.
Launched in 2017, SEA is the only UK charity dedicated to raising awareness of, and transforming the response to, economic abuse. Over six years SEA has rapidly grown from one employee to 30, with an annual income of almost £1.5 million and the delivery of varied, impactful programs. SEA's 2022-25 strategic plan, Making Waves, reaffirms SEA’s survivor-led approach, and its commitment to developing a strong evidence base on the diversity of survivor experiences and needs.
After a remarkable six years, Surviving Economic Abuse’s founder, Dr. Nicola Sharp Jeffs OBE, will move from her role as CEO to become the charity’s President in June 2024. The incoming Chair will lead the appointment process for the new CEO. The current Chair will take up the vice-chair role and will stay on the Board for another year to ensure a smooth handover.