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Policies

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

Registration Process

RISLI process for registration. 

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

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

Complaints and Medication Policy

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.

CPD and Mentoring Policy

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.

Complaints Sub-Committee

Complaints Sub-Committee – Membership & Operation Policy 

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

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

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 

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

Garda Vetting 

Garda Vetting Policy 

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.

Skills Checks

Skills Checks

The Skills Check Policy outlines the variety of skills checks and the assessment methodology that will be used to carry out checks.