Department of Health and Human Services took my kids away a couple of months ago and I'm on supervised access at the moment. Totally understood. My kids are currently staying with their father. Anyway, my mum has the kids on Thursday nights from 6pm til late Friday morning. She was planning on taking the kids to the Melbourne show this week and I told Department of Health and Human Services this as I wanted to know if I could cut short my access with the kids so they could spend a little more time there. The Department of Health and Human Services rang today and said that mum isn't allowed to without the father's permission. I'm confused. Does that mean mum is supposed to go straight back to her house when she picks them up on a Thursday night? And then stay home til they get picked up Friday morning? There is nothing about my mum in the family court orders. Nothing at all. Department of Health and Human Services is child protection.