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Big hello from Adam in Liverpool

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Hi all,

I’m adam and I’m from Liverpool. Thanks for letting me use the site, I hope I will learn alot from here. I’ve learnt some BSL in the past, but this is a while ago, so I’m classifying myself as a beginner again.

I wanted to learn BSL as a police officer, as when needing a BSL interpretor, we would have to wait ages for one to arrive. Especially in the evening or late at night and unfortunately there are times when evidence or statements need to be taken immediately and time is of the essence. I was always interested in potentially learning and helping fill this gap, also I figured my police/law knowledge would help too.

Anyway, thanks alot and have a nice day

Adam

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Hi Adam, nice to meet you. Really interesting to hear you say about needing an interpreter as a police officer. I was wondering how many are needed for that sort of thing, or for fire services or ambulance services. 

Best of luck with it all. I’m on level 2 now but feel bit out of my depth!

Enjoy!

Bec ?

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