Chartered Institute
of Linguists

UK Police & Justice resources

The documents below set out the Police Approved Interpreters/Translators (PAIT) scheme, alongside the guidance published by the College of Policing to police officers on the use of interpreters and translators.

The National Police Language Services website is here.


Qualifications, experience and vetting required to be classified within the Police PAIT Scheme 



Other useful Police guidance 



Ministry of Justice resources


Scottish Government resources