Professionals listed on this website are either fully qualified BSL/English interpreters, trainee BSL/English interpreters, Lipspeakers, Interpreters for Deafblind People or BSL/English translators

MVLP refers to a member of Visual Language Professionals.

Members carry a VLP ID card which clearly states that they are either a full, student or non-practicing member, and which communication service they offer. VLP members are registered/regulated professionals who have professional indemnity insurance and DBS check.

NRCPD registered

Refers to someone who is on the Register of Sign Language Interpreters. This is the register being held by the NRCPD (National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People). Fully qualified interpreters registered with NRCPD are called ‘RSLI’s, Trainee interpreters regulated by NRCPD are called ‘TSLI’s.

These professionals have agreed to abide by a Code of Ethics/Professional Practice and complaints procedure and will have professional indemnity insurance and ID cards. RSLIs will also have a current DBS available.

RBSLI Registered

The Regulatory Body for Sign Language Interpreters & Translators (RBSLI) administers a qualified only register. RBSLI professional linguists agree to abide by a Code of Ethics and are held accountable by a Complaints Procedure.

Registrants carry electronic Photo ID cards, they have declared that they hold enhanced DBS checks and have professional indemnity insurance. RBSLI also encourages reflective practice and highly recommends that registrants employ the services of a qualified supervisor or mentor.

SASLI Registered

As the regulatory body in Scotland, SASLI:

Maintains the Scottish Register of SASLI’s registration categories;

Sets and oversees quality and standards for registration and professional development;

Requests evidence of professional competence to undertake the profession effectively and sets minimum CPD requirements. Additionally, registered language and communication professionals provide reassurance to purchasers and users of the service, with the knowledge that the member has met the minimum requirements for registration and that each member is required to keep their skills updated and maintained.

Qualifications to be eligible as a full member of VLP:

VLP is committed to upholding quality in the language communication profession. We therefore accept full and student members who are registered and regulated by NRCPD, RBSLI or SASLI. We believe that this shows commitment to the Deaf community we serve.