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Convictions and criminal records

If you have pleaded guilty to an offence or have been found guilty you may want to know if you have a criminal record.

This is a very complicated area of law. It's important to ask your lawyer to explain to you what the future effects will be for each outcome that you get at court.

What about the 'Working with Children Check'?

When you apply for jobs (including volunteer jobs) working with children and young people, you need to get a 'Working with Children Check'.

If you are charged with certain crimes (especially crimes involving child victims) ,these will appear in the check and may make it harder to get work with kids.

Your lawyer can explain more about 'Working with Children' and whether you are affected.