254. Power to make service family child assessment orders.

The power to make an assessment order1 is exercisable only with respect to a child2 who: (1) resides outside the British Islands3 with the family of a person subject to service law4 serving in a country or territory outside the British Islands or of a civilian subject to service discipline5; or (2) is staying (for however short a time) outside the British Islands with such a family6. When a person is authorised7 to make an application with respect to a child, it must be made by notice in writing and must specify the grounds on which it is made,