Audio: Full BBC Radio Report on ALS with Follow-up Interview
You would expect the information used in our courts to be the best quality possible, but it seems that some translation services are not up to standard. BBC News has been told that interpreters from a private company have been working in courts in England and Wales without criminal record checks. The government awarded the contract for the whole court service to a company called ALS. Now it’s been criticised for not providing enough staff, poor rates of pay and low standards, but we found out that some interpreters involved in criminal trials haven’t had the background checks required by the contract.
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