1. Dave Wycherley says:

    30 October 2014 at 8.19 pm

    Good comments as always.

    It seems a pity that you feel the need to leave the profession due to the incompetence of a regulatory body that ” is entirely unfit to govern our work”. If as you say you believe in regulation then either ITI or NRPSI seem valid alternatives (NRPSI opening their books to BSL Is news to me however).

    All that is needed is a relevant code of ethics/practise & the ability to be measured up to it.

    What would your shopping list be?

  2. Kyra Pollitt says:

    31 October 2014 at 3.06 pm

    You raise many of the same issues I raised in the late 80s and early 90s (see my publications, ‘In babies and bath water’ etc)
    What else is there to say?

  3. june eagles says:

    2 November 2014 at 1.18 pm

    As a trainee interpreter trying to find my way in this strange world and has already chosen the education route because of my own feelings of dissatisfaction within the ‘interpreting’ world, I agree with many of your points and thank you for putting it so eloquently.

  4. anon says:

    3 November 2014 at 1.44 am

    I am glad to finally read a critique of NRCDP.

    As a deaf person who had to go through their complaints process against a communication professional my experience is that NRDP’s complaints process it totally biased towards the communication professional and they have no regard for the deaf person’s wel being.

    Whist I agree people may make malicious allegations when their process is top heavy in printed paperwork, they use a barrister to conduct a complaints meeting like it is a court room with interrogation and they disregard the deaf person’s access requirements DURING the meeting. They also broke their own terms of reference during that meeting.

    I will never trust them as a body representing communication professionals ever again.

    All during this process they issue confidential threats at every stage designed to totally isolate the deaf person as you are warned not to talk to anyone about it.

    I am sure there are better bodies to represent communication professionals than NRDCP as well as the interests of their d/Deaf clients and to be open and accountable to all.

  5. Jude Caldwell says:

    3 November 2014 at 9.13 am

    I too am a trainee interpreter and I find this post, whilst recognising the truth of the sentiments, unutterably depressing. I have followed the arguments closely and agree that there seems to be a profound lack of post graduation mentoring out there, but is the best way to address a problem to walk away from it? If interpreters do not address the problem in their registration organisation from ‘the inside’, who will? The future of my future profession seems uncertain enough already if the MoJ/Capita and AtW situations are anything to go by. How can we progress … is NUBSLI the answer? I was always taught not to present a problem without having at least an idea for a solution, and I am now even more deeply concerned for the future.

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