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ohoneybeeo Sun 01-Feb-15 17:43:32

I'm going through the process of becoming a foster carer.
The social worker has been to see my 3 references (1 family member and 2 who I've known for more than 5 years).
They mentioned that they will need a reference off my boss. Does anyone know if they will go and visit him or if it will just be a written reference?

wonderpants Sun 01-Feb-15 19:04:26

Mine was a written reference, in the form of quite a few detailed questions!

ohoneybeeo Sun 01-Feb-15 19:37:07

Thank you wonderpants!

Twopots Mon 02-Feb-15 14:22:22

Mine was a phone call x

CateringCalamities Tue 03-Feb-15 10:46:57

Ours was a written reference with about eight questions on it. Asking things about length of time I had worked there, my reliability etc.
My boss even let me read it afterwards grin

JacobMalloy02 Tue 03-Feb-15 12:35:20


We would not normally go and visit work referees. We may verify with a phone call to ensure that it is genuine (as per NMS) and ask if they had anything else to add.

ohoneybeeo Tue 03-Feb-15 20:12:44

Thanks for the replies smile

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