Why family violence victims are being given secret legal advice in health clinics

It's often the only way women can access help without their abusive partners finding out, says Belinda Lo

It starts with a simple question during her routine health check: "How are things at home?" 

Belinda Lo.
Belinda Lo.

Sally replies that her husband’s behaviour has changed in the year since the birth of their child; a statement that immediately raises a red flag for the nurse. 

Later, as the consult uncovers some of the details, Sally is given the option