To become a qualified sign language interpreter demands a high level of knowledge, skill and a commitment to training.
Communication Unlimited interpreters are all trained to graduate or post-graduate standard. They are all registered with the National Register for Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind people (NRCPD).
Each of our interpreters have been DBS checked, have professional indemnity insurance and have completed their CPD (Continued Professional Development) on an annual basis which means their professional knowledges and skills are completely up to date.
In addition, all CU interpreters have signed up to the Code of Ethics which insists on confidentiality and professional development.
By using a registered interpreter you can be confident they:
have met the required standards in training and competence according to their level
follow the NRCPD Code of Conduct
are subject to a formal complaints process
have an enhanced disclosure certificate
are covered by professional indemnity insurance
Below you can see examples of the badges the interpreters should wear at all appointments.
You can also ask the interpreter for their registration number and check their name / number on the NRCPD website www.nrcpd.org.uk.
The registration is there to regulate the interpreters and to protect deaf people, hearing people and the service providers from mis conduct.