It can take many forms, not just physical. It is gender-based, most commonly perpetrated by men against women. However it occurs in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships, and men can also be abused.
JWA's remit is to support women and children who are experiencing, or who are the survivors of, domestic abuse.
The government's official definition of domestic violence was reworded in April 2014. This is the current definition.
Coercive control is a key feature of domestic violence and abuse. It became a criminal offence in 2015.