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Last updated on 17 September 2018
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Understand how to seek references appropriately. We explain what is set out in statutory guidance, how to make reference requests and what information to ask for.

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  1. What statutory guidance says
  2. Making requests
  3. Refusals
  4. What to ask for
  5. Consider data protection
  6. Internal candidates

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