All of the Interpreters that we arrange for deaf students are NRCPD registered.
NRCPD is The National Register of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People.
All BSL Interpreters that are registered with NRCPD must abide by a Code of Conduct, have DBS Clearance and Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII).
There is also a complaints procedure for service users, which ensures that Communication Professionals are held accountable to their Code of Conduct.
NRCPD support training professionals and, overall, ensure that a high standard of work is maintained. When choosing an agency to work with, it’s essential to check they work with NRCPD registered Interpreters ONLY, to confirm the Sign Language Interpreter or other Communication Professional they provide you with, is at a high standard.
You can view more detailed information (including the Code of Ethics the communication professional adhere to) about all the different registration/membership organisations following the links below:
National Register of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD) – NRCPD
The Regulatory Body for Sign Language Interpreters and Translators (RBSLI) – RBSLI – www.rbsli.org
Association of Notetaking Professionals (ANP) – ANP – https://anpnotetakers.co.uk/
A Verbatim Speech to Text Reporter (AVSTTR) – AVSTTR – www.avsttr.org.uk
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