254. Power to make service family child assessment orders.

(ii)     Protection of Children of Service Families

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