POLICE | The Herbert Protocol

Do you know about the Herbert Protocol?

Do you care for an adult with dementia, care and support needs and worry they might go missing?

The Herbert Protocol is there to help. It is a national scheme adopted by West Mercia Police and other police services across the country. The aim of the scheme is to encourage family or friends to hold information about the person with dementia that can help the police or other agencies find them if they go missing.

Important information for the police to know about the person is: medication, description of the person (so a current photograph), significant places in the persons life and their daily routine, mobility etc which is then all collated and recorded on one easy form. The form is then stored at the property, hopefully never to be needed but if that person does go missing, information that the police will ask for will all be there ready.

If you would like further information on the Herbert Protocol, please just drop us an email at: leominster.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk