Preparing interpreters for the likely content of an appointment will help them do their job to the best of their ability. It can help them prepare for the language that is likely to be used, and give them context which will help them to interpret words accurately. It is also useful to allow time after the appointment to have a discussion with the interpreter, as there may be useful information they can give to help you to understand the situation, or there may be issues you can address which can help with future appointments.
We have supplied a guide on the role of the interpreter along with a downloadable word version should you choose to use this. We have also given you advice on how to brief and debrief interpreters whilst setting and sharing expectations.
You may also find our resources on Interpreting Options helpful.
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