A Skills for Justice report on enhancing the professionalsim of the provision of interpreting in the Scottish criminal justice sector was published today. The report was commissioned by the Working Group on Interpreting and Translation (WGIT) whose members include the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. The publication reports on the key findings of a scoping exercise to review and evaluate current interpreting provision, standards, qualification, training and service contracts.
Skills for Justice publishing statement:
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Skills for Justice was commissioned by the WGIT to support a project relating to enhancing the professionalism of the provision of interpreting in the Scottish Criminal Justice sector. The work undertaken involved a scoping exercise to review and evaluate current provision, standards, qualifications/training, criteria and service contracts.
In April 2013, Skills for Justice presented the final draft of its report of Key Findings of the scoping exercise to the WGIT. Having considered the full report and its associated recommendations, it is the assessment of the WGIT that it meets with the specification requirements of the initial commission as laid out by members of the WGIT.
The WGIT welcomes the content of the report and will examine the recommendations as laid out in the report and seek to identify means by which these can be taken forward.
The Working Group on Interpreting and Translation will continue to review interpreting and translation provision arrangements within the Criminal Justice arena across