For non-urgent police enquiries call 101 or in an emergency always call 999
Herbert Protocol is a national scheme that encourages families and carers to compile information about a vulnerable person, which may be used in the event of them going missing.
If you are concerned someone living with dementia has gone missing, please call 999.
The Herbert Protocol is a form which families or carers of vulnerable individuals complete in advance, and provide to the police in the event of the family member or friend going missing, to reduce time in gathering this information.
The Herbert Protocol was named after George Herbert, a war veteran who lived with dementia.
The form records vital information such as a description, photograph, details of medication, mobile telephone numbers, places previously located and previous home and work addresses, including childhood addresses.
The Herbert Protocol form can be found here.
Family/Carers can complete the form and keep it safe, so it can then be provided to officers should they go missing.
Further information in relation to dementia can be obtained from Dementia UK