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The Vulnerable Children's Act is concerned with what are called specified offences. If you were convicted of just common assault this is not one of those in the schedule and therefore you are not affected. The effect of this plus the clean slate legislation should mean this should not be disclosed but the act is new and I agree there are risks, if this is not handled correctly by the police. My reading of the acts together is that since common assault is not a specified offence your conviction should be concealed. So I suggest you specifically ask the police if they agree.