Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking investigations are increasing at a dramatic rate and many involve interpreters. Birmingham hosted our first event on the subject, developed at the request of our many clients who utilise us for their Police Interpreting CPD.
We were delighted to see so many interpreters at our first Interpreting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking event in Birmingham on the 29th January 2020.
Our workshop explored the legislation and various offences that police and government agencies would be investigating and would need interpreting and we focused on some unique and unusual terminology that interpreters would be presented with during investigations. Delegates then worked hard to spot the signs complainants of these crimes are likely to exhibit and discussed the challenges in interpreting these offences.
Delegates were privileged to see a visually recorded interview of a modern slavery victim, conducted by an advanced police interviewer, before being tested with a practical exercise to consolidate learning and ensure best practice can be achieved by interpreters.
Interpreters then spent the afternoon working on a modern slavery case, packed full of information from real cases so as the lessons learnt could be applied by interpreters in the workplace.
This fantastic day allowed our great mix of delegates to network and discuss work issues in a relaxed environment. Here's what some of them had to say:-
"Brilliantly organised and great knowledge from the trainers"
"Great mix of legislation and case studies, very helpful to watch the video interview"
"Good to mix with other BSL interpreters, the mix of spoken language interpreters gave a different perspective"
"This will help enrich my career as an interpreter"
"Very knowledgeable trainers, and very experienced"
Our remaining two workshops on the subject are planned for Barnsley February 27th and London 22nd March and details can be seen here:-
We can also run specific events on behalf of your professional group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.