Learning Zone: Do you Face Challenges When Taking Police Statements?

As our regular readers will know, here at the International School of Linguists (ISL) our aim is to help to raise the standards of professional linguists. In addition to our range of nationally recognised interpreter qualifications, we aim to build up a number of free educational videos, podcasts, round table discussions and webinars. The subjects of the sessions are based around interpreting for public services including;

  • courts
  • police
  • health
  • prison/probation
  • immigration
  • welfare benefits

These free resources are designed primarily for our students studying for qualifications such as our Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI), Diploma in Community Interpreting (DCI) and Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting, but they are just as valuable for people who are already qualified and currently working in these environments.

In late 2017, we got together with a representative from West Yorkshire Police and two professional interpreters where we discussed common challenges in the statement taking process. The result is our ‘Police Statement Taking’ round table, which we are releasing in a number of episodes.

The second episode in our series focusses on who should be present when taking the statement, and you can view it for free by clicking here.

If you missed ‘Episode 1: Who Should be Present?’ – you can view it by clicking here.

If there are any other topics you would like us to cover or if you would like to take part in a future episode, please email info@islinguists.com with your requests.