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.