Run by experienced advanced police interviewers with particular experience of working with interpreters, this full and interactive day focusses on best practice for those interpreters working with the police and interpreting both suspect and witness interviews
This highly renowned and popular day spends time focussing on the role and requirements of interpreters and how they can facilitate interviews to best effect. It examines the witness interview process and the interview model utilised by the police and investigative agencies and explains legislation, best practice and guidance that interpreters must follow when working within this area. It also covers specific roles, responsibilities and rights that the interpreter has with practical examples from real cases to support this
The workshop then introduces legal and procedural issues for interpreting suspect interviews which enables interpreters to understand the role of the interviewer and identify best practice in interpreting these interviews. A full afternoon is devoted to practical exercises where real, sanitised cases are introduced. Delegates then work their way through cases, with the facts and issues as were presented for real during the investigation and subsequent court trials. Our highly experienced trainers facilitate this by drawing out topical issues, key points and offer guidance through knowledge and experience, all underpinned with links to law, guidance and policy
We have seen over 1000 interpreters, many returning, around this subject. The day is led by police trained advanced interviewers with particular experience of working with interpreters, they are amongst the highest qualified in their field with underpinning academic degrees and give real world experience supported by research. The workshop is very interactive and audience participation very much makes this day, guided by our trainers.
The day has time built in for networking and we have seen many professional bonds formed at these events. This is suitable for spoken and sign language interpreters. We run this day independently as our own workshop with events around the country so please check our news feed or get in touch for dates. Alternatively, if you have a group of people, we can also travel to you for a fixed fee to run this workshop at your network, organisation, agency etc so please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshops includes materials, resources and certificates to evidence CPD
We also run other interpreter specific workshops such as Interpreting Advanced Police Interviews and Interpreting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Offences