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Police interpreter hired to talk to a Slovak ‘couldn’t speak the language’

The Sun   /   News   /   29 March 2020

A police interpreter hired to talk to a Slovak couldn’t speak the lingo, it was claimed.

Another translator told force chiefs the blunder could have jeopardised a domestic slavery trial.

Fears over unregulated interpreters following law firm rejection

Law Society Gazette   /   News   /   02 March 2020

The UK’s only independent, voluntary regulator of professional interpreters working in the public sector is concerned that law firms are employing unregulated interpreters to provide translation services.

Translators working for Scots cops and courts 'exploited for £5 an hour wages'

Daily Record   /   News   /   01 March 2020

Workers who work for the NHS, police and courts in Scotland aren't being compensated for their travel time between jobs.

The new Police Language Services Framework

Ian Fraser, Head of Procurement & Support Services at Leicestershire Police   /   News   /   27 February 2020

Leicestershire Police Force is leading on a National Police Framework for language services. Under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 detainees have a legal right to be represented by an interpreter during the evidential process. The new specification developed by the UK Police Service requires interpreters to be DPSI qualified to carry out any interpreting assignments.

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