The Herbert Protocol is a scheme that encourages carers, family and friends to provide an information form which can then be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.
This form will provide the police with everything they need to know in order to search for the person living with dementia.
The form is kept at home containing information regarding known routines and habits, as well as a description and details of others involved with their care. It’s handed directly to the Police so you don’t have to gather the information during what can be a stressful time.
You can download the form here.
It should be kept up-to-date and include a recent photograph.
The Police only require the form when the person is reported missing and the form will be returned when the person is found.
If you believe a person is missing and at risk of harm, call ‘999’ at the earliest opportunity. Tell the operator you have a Herbert Protocol Form.