Year: 2018

Chicken or egg – guest blog

24th Apr 2018

In The Gambia, there are four Gambian Sign Language Interpreters, for about 39,000 Deaf people.  In 2013, as there was no government funding to pay interpreters, and no interpreter development programs, I started a project to employ and develop the skills of these interpreters.

GCSE update

11th Apr 2018

This year, largely due to the great work of Wayne Barrow and The Silent Child team, there has been a lot of much-needed conversation surrounding BSL in schools, and the status of our proposed GCSE in BSL. We wanted to give our supporters an update on the status of the qualification and stress how hard we are continuing to fight.

Lindsay Foster: Statement following the debate in Parliament on teaching BSL in schools

06th Mar 2018

Yesterday, 05 March 2018, Minister for School Standards Nick Gibb rejected the petition to have BSL as part of the national curriculum. He also rejected the creation of a GCSE qualification in British Sign Language.

The Signature Annual Awards is back!

12th Feb 2018

This year we're hosting the 10th anniversary of the Signature Annual Awards. Read on to find out more and how you can nominate someone special and be a part of the celebrations.

Director of Development

06th Feb 2018

NRCPD is seeking a Director of Development to join the small but vital charity. NRCPD is entering a period of rapid and exciting change and is looking for a person who can engage and communicate with all of its stakeholders.

Statement from NRCPD

31st Jan 2018

NRCPD has announced that the Director/Registrar, Alan Peacock, has stepped down.

Route to Registration for Speech to Text Reporters

22nd Jan 2018

NRCPD have recently approved a Signature training event for Speech to Text Reporters. Speech to Text Reporters who successfully complete this training course will be eligible to apply to register with NRCPD.

Lindsay Foster: A positive outlook for 2018

10th Jan 2018

At the end of every year we give our centres the opportunity to tell us what they believe we’re doing right and how they think we can improve by completing our Customer Service Survey.