Update on the National Forum for this Saturday
6th June 2019
IRIS Administrator – Part-time Fixed term contract
21st August 2019

SLIS National Forum – Response Paper now available

[ISL interpretation of the English text:]


SLIS have developed a Response Paper to address feedback from our National Forum meeting on the 8th June.

This paper has been developed from notes taken at the break-out sessions in the afternoon of the Forum. It should not be taken as a set of detailed minutes of the event. PLEASE NOTE: Points raised by attendees do not necessarily reflect the views of the staff or Board of SLIS. 

It should be read in conjunction with the draft consultation papers that were distributed to attendees before the event.

The documents outline some of the directions that we will follow in the establishment of a new Registration and Quality Assurance scheme.

Below please find links to the Response Paper, as well as a shorter, summary document that deals with the major points of feedback coming from the Forum.


Click here for SLIS National Forum – Response Paper

Click here for SLIS National Forum – Major Feedback Points (Summary)


SLIS National Forum – Major Feedback Points (ISL version)


Thanks to everyone who attended for making the process so helpful, engaging and constructive!



Please find below links to the Facebook Live videos of the National Forum.

(please note: breakout sessions were not recorded).

The Registration Process: Margaret O’Connor & Cormac Leonard

Service user perspective on the register – Need, Value, Benefits & Limitations: Teresa Lynch

How the register will impact the interpreting profession: Suzanne Carey

Lessons learned from the Dutch Sign Language Register: Benny Elferink

Questions & Answers         Wrap up: Angela Black, CIB

      AFTERNOON SESSION: Chaired by John Stewart, SLIS
Facilitators sum up          Questions & Answers