I am trying to protect my children in a domestic violence situation at their other parent's house. No go on getting a protection order on their behalf since I have no relationship with the offender and my children are minors so I cannot apply. Their other parent is in the domestic violence cycle, so they're already back in the relationship. Clerk of family court advised that I might be able to get a variation of the existing order on the children's behalf as 'there is a lot of grey' about 'acting on behalf of someone under another act'. The family court allowed me to submit the application. Went to court today and the judge wanted to know on what legal basis I am applying and adjourned for a week for me to work that out. So...all you legal eagles.. on what basis can I apply on behalf of my children to modify a protection order between their other parent and their partner? What I asked for is for the offender to be excluded from contact with the children, nothing on their parent.