I was arrested last night, on the charge of criminal damages to a private house (a small window pane was broken), held overnight. In the morning I consulted with a solicitor who informed me that the victim had agreed to something called "Community Resolution". I was told we could settle it this way, and that doing so did NOT count as a criminal conviction, so would not have to be declared on job applications etc. I was then questioned, during which I admitted to having broken the glass, though unintentionally due to a skirmish. I agreed to the Community Resolution, signed a form saying that I would comply, and was then fingerprinted, photographed and had DNA taken.
Upon arriving home, however, I see that a Community Resolution Disposal CAN be disclosed during a CRB check, and that I am apparently NOT supposed to have been cautioned or questioned in the manner that I was.