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    What to do if you're an orphan and under social services?
    (My guardian used to my my grandmother but when I left her care, social services became my new 'parent')
    I'm under 21 but it says if so, you're meant to put down the occupation of your parent which is obviously not applicable to me!
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    What to do if you're an orphan and under social services?
    (My guardian used to my my grandmother but when I left her care, social services became my new 'parent')
    I'm under 21 but it says if so, you're meant to put down the occupation of your parent which is obviously not applicable to me!
    I forget this every year, so I may be wrong, but isn't it one of the optional questions?
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    I forget this every year, so I may be wrong, but isn't it one of the optional questions?
    Nope. It's starred (*) so has to be filled in so that section is complete!
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Nope. It's stared (*) so has to be filled in so that section is complete!
    Dang. I think it used to be optional. It's used for demographic data purposes, mainly. There's a box to tick if you are in care, I know. If you tick that, does it remove the other box? It should do. I suggest you call Ucas, if in doubt, although it won't affect your offers if you just put your grandmother in as retired or whatever. I've not had to do this before, so I'm sorry to be of little help.
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    Dang. I think it used to be optional. It's used for demographic data purposes, mainly. There's a box to tick if you are in care, I know. If you tick that, does it remove the other box? It should do. I suggest you call Ucas, if in doubt, although it won't affect your offers if you just put your grandmother in as retired or whatever. I've not had to do this before, so I'm sorry to be of little help.
    It doesn't remove it unfortunately.

    I'll call UCAS helpline and see whether they know what I should do!
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    Dang. I think it used to be optional. It's used for demographic data purposes, mainly. There's a box to tick if you are in care, I know. If you tick that, does it remove the other box? It should do. I suggest you call Ucas, if in doubt, although it won't affect your offers if you just put your grandmother in as retired or whatever. I've not had to do this before, so I'm sorry to be of little help.
    I have called and sorted it .

    Thanks for your help!
    When you brought up the find box to search for a career of your parent, typing 'prefer' brought up 'I prefer not to say' which is what I should enter in my situation!
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    I have called and sorted it .

    Thanks for your help!
    When you brought up the find box to search for a career of your parent, typing 'prefer' brought up 'I prefer not to say' which is what I should enter in my situation!
    Ah, that's it! I thought it wasn't compulsory to put it in, which it isn't but is, if you see what I mean! Thanks for getting back to me. They were quick, weren't they? Slack period at Ucas. You live and learn.

    Good luck with it!
 
 
 
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