477. Offences in relation to the protection of children of service families.

A judge advocate1 is empowered to make an assessment order2 in relation to a child containing directions as to how that assessment is to be carried out3. A person subject to service law4, or a civilian subject to service discipline5, commits an offence if he intentionally obstructs any person exercising a power conferred by virtue of the making of an assessment order6, and a person guilty of such an offence is liable to any punishment authorised by the statute7. A judge advocate is also empowered to make a protection order in relation to a child containing such directions (if