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The NRCPD is the national voluntary regulator of over 1,600 language service professionals including British Sign Language/English Interpreters and Translators, Lipspeakers, Notetakers, Speech to Text Reporters and Interpreters for Deafblind People.
Our primary purpose is to protect d/Deaf* and deafblind people and maintain public confidence in language services across the UK. To achieve this, we register language service professionals and set the minimum standards for them, investigate complaints about their fitness to practise, and work to ensure the quality of language services nationally.
We are pleased to announce that Theresa Thomas-Morton has joined us as the Practice Policy Officer to lead on all our professional practice guidance and development work.
In February 2021, the Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI) commissioned the Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies in Scotland at Heriot-Watt University to carry out a UK-wide census of sign language interpreters and translators.