Victoria Police amend the Code of Practice around the use of interpreters

Recommendation 159


Who is leading the change

Victoria Police

Victoria Police:

  • amend the Code of Practice for the Investigation of Family Violence to emphasise the risks associated with using children as interpreters and using the same interpreter for both perpetrator and victim, as well as to provide practical guidance to officers on the use of interpreters
  • provide training at all appropriate levels on the amended Code of Practice requirements relating to interpreters