InterpreterNow specify that British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters must be registered with NRCPD (The National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind people) or SASLI (The Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters).
Registration with NRCPD or SASLI guarantees that a BSL Interpreter has:
- A recognised qualification in interpreting in BSL / English and holds an up to date Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) or PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check for working with children and vulnerable adults.
- Professional Indemnity Insurance and agrees to abide by the Registration’s Code of Conduct and Complaints Procedure.
- Interpreters are required to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities.
All interpreters are bound by the Codes of Conduct of the Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters (SASLI) and/or the National Register of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind people (NRCPD) which covers issues of professional competence, confidentiality, practice and procedures specific to the work of an interpreter.
All BSL interpreters working with InterpreterNow have experience of working across a variety of domains including commercial, health, legal, social care and community settings.