I had a Domestic Violence temporary protection order against my former husband which included myself and our children. Since the split, he became less volatile towards the children, so when it came to pursuing the order, I took their offer of good behaviour with no admission with the removal of the children as he would not agree to that. I thought at the time the children were safe with him. Last night whilst on an access visit, I got a distraught phone call from one of the children. He had displayed aggressive and frightening behaviour towards my eldest daughter leaving the children fearing for their safety. They asked me to come and get them which I did. I do not want him to have the children again alone. What are the ages that they can decide for themselves? Should I apply for a Domestic Violence order for the children to the Magistrates Court or apply through the Family Court? There are no parenting or access orders in place. We were discharged from mediation. we were not considered good candidates for it and we have been working out access between ourselves.