Who can be my referees? As part of our best practice safeguarding process, you need to give us the details of two referees who you have known for at least two years who can provide a reference for you. You can provide both referees from Group 1, or one referee from Group 1 and one referee from Group 2: Group 1: Teacher/tutor at university/school Current/previous employer Other professional who knows you (e.g. social worker, solicitor – non-family member and not a friend) Group 2: Character reference e.g. family friend or neighbour, but not a member of your family We will send you a link to supply reference details when you sign up. Please make sure you let them know that we will be in touch! If you are concerned about references or finding two referees, please contact our volunteer co-ordinator.