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my children are aged 12yrs 5months, and 10years three months. the only contact i have had has been mainly phone calls. I was invited to stay in my fathers home several years ago to spend time with my children and did so for a short time, but unfortunately an argument flared between myself and his wife and daughter which left me no choice but to leave. This was especially upsetting for my two children. As much as i appreciate the support for my children over the years, i don't believe they are happy as they are being prevented from being able to contact me themselves.When the children first went to my father eight years ago, a court order was in place for a temporary residence order which lasted for twelve months. As far as i know, no other order has been placed.
Yes, but i not able to spend quality time alone with them. I do contact them by telephone but i get the impression that the conversation is being monitered and they are not able to speak freely.I would try a contact centre but my father lives about 170 miles away so face to face contact is difficult, and my father is not willing to bring them to see me, also i am unemployed so i cannot afford the journey on a regular basis.I just want to rebuild my life with my children, would i have the right to give notice to my father that i was going to bring them back home with me and if so what would be a reasonable period of time to give?