NRCPD Newsletter | November 2015

01 December 2015

Dear colleague

At the end of a busy month we have announced that on 30 November 2015 Huw Vaughan Thomas will step down as the chair of our Board. As of 1 December he will be succeeded by Sandra Verkuyten, one of our current Board members.

We have also published our statement of regulatory intent, launched our new Code of Conduct, changed our complaints process and opened a survey on support for and assessment of TSLIs. We look forward to receiving your comments and feedback.

If you have questions about anything in this newsletter, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can also follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

Kind regards

Kate Price

Registration Service Manager

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Statement of regulatory intent

We have published a statement of intent to regulate communication and language professionals. Statutory regulation will protect the public by making it illegal for an unregistered interpreter for deafblind people, lipspeaker, notetaker, sign language interpreter, sign language translator or speech to text reporter to practise or use the title.

We are holding three open meetings in January to talk about our plans. If you would like to attend a meeting please contact us. If you are unable to attend one of the meetings, please feel free to send us your comments.

Complaints process and Code of Conduct

We have published our new Code of Conduct and complaints process. These recent developments are part of our work towards statutory regulation.

We have developed factsheets and handbooks for Registrants and people who use their services. We also want to know if someone has a concern that might fall short of a complaint.

Survey about Trainee Sign Language Interpreters

We have published a survey about support for and assessment of Trainee Sign Language Interpreters. Your feedback will help us strengthen the development process. The deadline for responses is 5pm 6 January 2016.

Standards for Mental Health Services for Deaf Service Users

The British Society for Mental Health and Deafness has updated their minimum standards for Mental Health services in the UK. The standards state that sign language interpreters will be registered with NRCPD.

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Current number of Registrants

Discipline

Region

Electronic Notetaker

Deafblind Interpreter

Lipspeaker

Manual Notetaker

Sign Language Interpreter

Sign Language Translator

Speech to Text Reporter

Trainee SLI

Trainee SLT

East Midlands

1

 

1

 

104

 

2

16

 

North West

1

2

3

1

128

 

5

29

 

South

East

3

1

6

3

161

4

2

39

1

North

East

 

 

1

 

28

1

 

3

 

South West

1

2

1

1

69

 

2

22

 

Strathclyde

2

2

1

1

26

 

 

3

 

West Midlands

1

4

2

4

105

1

 

51

 

East of England

 

3

3

 

65

2

7

21

 

London

 

1

3

1

98

3

5

17

2

Central Scotland

 

 

1

 

15

 

 

3

 

Northern Ireland

 

 

1

 

24

 

 

4

 

Wales

 

 

5

 

43

1

2

4

1

Yorkshire & the Humber

 

 

2

 

67

 

2

11

 

Grampian

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Highlands & Islands

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Lothian & Borders

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Tayside

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Dumfries & Galloway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Eire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

9

15

30

10

939

12

27

224

4

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