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