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A suite of policies has been developed to support the operation of the Registration System.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct outlines what is expected of interpreters, including professional conduct, confidentiality, impartiality, working conditions and professional relationships.

GDPR and Privacy Policy

The GDPR and Privacy Policy  explains how the Register collects personal information about registrants, applicants, and service users, how we use information and the conditions under which information may be disclosed to other parties.

Complaints and Mediation Processes

Registered interpreters agree to abide by the Register’s Code of Conduct and other criteria for maintaining registration. The Complaints and Mediation Policy explains the process by which complaints against registrants will be processed. This paper also details our voluntary Mediation Process.

Further policies below

CPD and Mentoring Policy

The CPD and Mentoring Policy describes the CPD requirements for registrants, including structured and unstructured CPD, Deaf Community Engagements, CPD Portfolios, checks and exceptions.

This policy outlines the Register’s Mentoring Programme.

Complaints Sub-Committee

The Complaints Sub-Committee – Membership and Operation policy outlines the selection and appointment process for members, the functions of the committee and the duties of committee members.

Appeals Panel

The Appeals Panel paper outlines the selection and appointment process for members, the functions of the committee and the duties of committee members.

Appeals Processes

The Appeals Process paper sets out how a registered interpreter can appeal decisions made by the complaints committee or actions taken by the Registration Panel.

Panel of Assessors

Panel of Assessors develop and carry out practical and knowledge-based assessments of interpreters where required, for skills assessments and audits.

Specialisation Panels Procedures

The Register will establish and maintain panels of interpreters for particular domains of interpreting. Specialisation Panels Policy provides detail on specialist panels such as Deaf, legal, or medical interpreting.

Garda Vetting – Policy and Guidelines

The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012-2016 states people who carry out work with children, young people, or vulnerable adults must be vetted.  Irish Sign Language interpreters on the Register may be requested to undergo Garda Vetting.  A Garda Vetting policy is being developed for implementation in 2021.

Skills Checks

The Skills Check Policy outlines the variety of skills checks (such as Baselines and Speclised) and the assessment methodology that will be used to carry out checks.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.