Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour,
violence or abuse between those aged 16 and over, who are or have been intimate partners
or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This includes mother, father, son,
daughter, brother, sister, and grandparents whether directly related, common law, in laws
or stepfamily – this also includes “ex” of above. This can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse: psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional.