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Jayde20

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I want to apply for my dream job. The employer asked for work with children to check .Problem is there are dishonesty bending charges happened during my previous employment. A stupid mistake that's never happens again. I have no prior whatsoever. Therefore police may recommend diversion. The court date is mid November. I understand "Working with children check" involves a check of a person's criminal history, but would the bending charges appear in the WWCC? Can you clarify that please? The silly minor offences have nothing to do with children or sexual behaviour .
Greatly appreciated if you can help
 

Tim W

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The price of certainty, and hopefully, peace of mind,
is about a hundred dollars.
Do one of those online checks, on yourself.
 

Jayde20

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The price of certainty, and hopefully, peace of mind,
is about a hundred dollars.
Do one of those online checks, on yourself.
Thank you so much for the replay. Really mean a lot to me in this hard time. I have been unemployed for 7 months and some services of LAV are useless...
I read few threads from people here that says the pending charges (not bending) would appear in WWCC .. not sure if that’s right? Can anyone confirm please?
 

Rod

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No point worrying about it. Apply for the job.

The type of offence you mentioned may not disqualify you from obtaining a WWC clearance.

If you need help with the diversion we can assist.
 

Jayde20

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No point worrying about it. Apply for the job.

The type of offence you mentioned may not disqualify you from obtaining a WWC clearance.

If you need help with the diversion we can assist.
Thank you Rod for your answer and for the offer to help. I surely will think about it. Actually the company is very restrict. That’s why I am asking. Do you mean the offences will be listed in the WWCC ?

Thanks again
 

Rod

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The WWC is is not the same as a criminal check and some people get confused about this point.

Last time I saw a WWC card there were no offences listed.

You either pass and get the WWC, or you do not receive the card because you fail the test.

I had a quick and not thorough look, and dishonesty offences do not appear to be listed. The offences disqualifying people from receiving WWC cards are mainly sex, violence, child and drugs. I did not some surveillance offences are also disqualifying events.

I do note the law change recently as 15 September 2021 and I haven't looked through this new law and compared it to the old legislation.
 

Jayde20

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The WWC is is not the same as a criminal check and some people get confused about this point.

Last time I saw a WWC card there were no offences listed.

You either pass and get the WWC, or you do not receive the card because you fail the test.

I had a quick and not thorough look, and dishonesty offences do not appear to be listed. The offences disqualifying people from receiving WWC cards are mainly sex, violence, child and drugs. I did not some surveillance offences are also disqualifying events.

I do note the law change recently as 15 September 2021 and I haven't looked through this new law and compared it to the old legislation.
Yes it's confusing. Many thanks Rod for the answer. extremely appreciated.