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Seeking references for volunteers

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Last updated on 9 December 2016
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Should we get references for volunteers in school? This article relays advice from the DfE, ASCL, Pivotal Education, Entrust, and one of our associate experts, all of whom address the practice of getting references for volunteers. It also looks at how some schools approach references for volunteers.

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  1. 1 Advice on references for volunteers
  2. 2 Recruitment procedures for volunteers
  3. 3 Asking volunteers for references: an expert's advice
  4. 4 Volunteer policies from schools: examples

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