Hi all, I’m terrified that I’m going to have my TA job offer retracted I have taken in all my certificates, received my DBS certificate with no problems. Now HR have been in touch and said my references aren’t adequate. Basically I’ve been at home with my children for 12 years, the referees I used were a former work colleague I worked alongside for 3 years and a friend of 20+ years but HR are saying they need a reference from my former boss/line manager. The problem is they were both in their 60’s 12 years ago and are both long retired (it was a school too) I’m not in touch with them anymore and no way of getting hold of them. The lady I spoke to today says she is seeking advice on if we can proceed and I’m so scared this means they’ll say I can’t have the job what can I do?