We are looking forward to welcoming ALAS members to our second CPD workshop. In conjunction with the police link officers for deaf people (PLOD) Chair Lesley Weatherson is hosting this informative day with colleague and fellow BSL Interpreter Glen Barham MBE.
“Many lipspeakers and BSL interpreters do not feel confident or competent to work in the police setting. We hope that by having a tour of the busy station, an insight into policies and procedures as well as an in-depth Q &A session with PLOD, Language service professionals will feel able to accept bookings and provide communication support for deaf people”.
In addition to the information sharing, the station are facilitating a role play exercise for attendees to have a go at lipspeaking an interview.
“It’s often the fear of the unknown. By lipspeaking for a deaf detainee whilst being filmed, looking back on the clip and self evaluating, ones skills and conduct will be enhanced and improved”.
The day will conclude with the inaugural AGM for ALAS.
See you there.