National Agreement on Arrangements for the use of Interpreters in the CJS (Revised 2007)
The National Agreement on the Arrangements for the use of Interpreters and Translators in the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales, was revised in 2007. A copy of this agreement is available at the National Archive website.
The need to up-date the 2002 version of the National Agreement was identified by criminal justice agencies and interpreter bodies represented on the Interpreter Working Group, and is the result of a collaborative process over many months. The participants have included all the main spoken language and LSP (for deaf and deafened clients) organisations, as well as representatives of the criminal justice services. The IoL, IoLET and NRPSI have been privileged to contribute, along with others. The agreement is being made available to all those who have contributed and we shall play our part in its dissemination.