Please help , I'm trying to look into applying for a
residency order ? and I'm lost. Can't afford
solicitors and I'm also in the awful situation of trying to keep the children safe with me (following an incident with their father) but I know if I should Deny to let the children stay with their dad all hell will break loose. I am scared of their dad and only trying to do what is best. Social services have told me to keep the children with me if I am concerned but it's having to sort this out and deal with it all in the meantime. I have no idea what to do.
Generally speaking both parties should have the opportunity to attend and be heard. But there are circumstances where an urgent or without notice application can be made. When you can do this is explained on page 22-23 of the guide I sent you a link to. The C100
form should have a box to tick for this type of application and MIAM exemption. If you have any written reports from social services which would support your case for a without notice application, it might be worth sending a copy with your application.