Key Interpreting Issues arising from Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking

Raising awareness and cross-training for language professionals and other stakeholders.

  • research for the Transnational Organised Crime & Translation (TOCAT) project – experiences of interpreters in HT/MS contexts
  • the legal background to HT/MS
  • the investigation process and the role of the interpreter
  • brief introduction to APP (Authorised Police Practice, National College of Policing hub (the official source of professional practice on policing)  
  • remote training video, interpreting in HT/MS contexts (video with prompted reflection exercises)
  • key terminology definitions, inclusive of tasks and challenges for audience


10.00 - 10.05      Intro

10.05 - 11.00      Prof. Joanna Drugan, UEA (University of East Anglia)

11.00 – 11.10      Break

11.10 – 12:05      Simon Smith, Zakon Training Ltd.

12.05 - 12.15      Final shared Q&A

12.15                    Close 


Prof. Joanna Drugan, University of East Anglia
Professor of Translation, School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

Jo is Professor of Translation and based in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at UEA in Norwich. She is co-Chair of the cross-faculty Ethics Forum, and a member of the Translating, Interpreting and Border-Crossing research group, the Migration Research Network, and the Qualitative Research Methods Forum. She currently leads the Transnational Organised Crime and Translation research project (TOCAT), co-funded by the ESRC and AHRC and has recently been involved in a ground breaking multi-disciplinary research project, the remit for which was to establish good practice and collaboration between professionals working in police settings

Simon Smith, Managing Director, Zakon Training Ltd
Crime & Investigations Skills Training

Company owner and Managing Director, Simon Smith is a former police detective, qualified trainer/assessor and owner of three successful companies. He has an extensive background in Business and Law and a 1st class Degree from Sunderland School of Business and law. He has 24 years’ experience as a Police Detective in Serious/Major crime investigation and over 10 years training experience, much of that with interpreters working within police and court settings. Zakon delivers training across many sectors and has particular expertise in criminal investigation training across a number of agencies.

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February 2nd, 2021 10:00 AM   to   12:15 PM
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