ASLI Documents and Guidance

In accordance with the aims of ASLI, we :

  • Develop and implement policy, documentation, procedure, guides and statements
  • Provide information to interpreters and users of interpreting services
  • Provide assistance and support to BSL interpreters

All of the public policies, documents, best practice guidelines and position statements that are relevant to the profession are available in this area of the website.

Over the last 30 years that ASLI has been in existence, we have been at the forefront of the sign language interpreting profession leading the way and driving developments forward.

Advice and guidance is available to Public Services and to our Members.

Select from below published policies, directives, guidance from external organisations concerning the engaging of BSL/English interpreters in the Legal, Mental Health and other domains as well as advice concerning accepting interpreted phone calls.

Advice to practising interpreters is available also for our members on areas such as Mental Health, Video Relay, Lone Working and Supervision.

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Equality Act 2010

NHS England – Principles for high quality interpreting and translation services

NHS England – Accessible Information Standard

SignHealth (BSL): NHS England – Accessible Information Standard

OfCom Guidance on Interpreted calls

Crown Prosecution Service – Interpreters: Legal Guidance

Advocate’s Gateway (2014) guidance when preparing for trial in cases involving a witness or a defendant with communication needs

Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime

Directive 2010/64/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings

Other Useful Information and Guidance

Advice about how to become an interpreter, routes to registration and why register.

ASLI Legal Interpreting Best Practice (LIBP)

ASLI Video Interpreting Best Practice (VIBP)