Do You Care For A Dementia Sufferer?

Are You Using The Herbert Protocol?

The Herbert Protocol aims to help protect vulnerable people by making sure essential information is on hand if they go missing.

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board in partnership with Northamptonshire Police have relaunched a new and improved version of the Herbert Protocol and are encouraging people caring for someone living with dementia to use the initiative to keep them safe and sound.

What is the Herbert Protocol?

Used by police forces across the UK, the Herbert Protocol encourages families and carers of people living with dementia to compile key information about them on a form, including their description, a current photograph, medical information, favourite locations, hobbies, routines and more.  Stored safely where the person lives, the form and photograph are handed straight to police if they are reported missing giving officers a detailed insight into their life and habits. This saves time as officers can direct their search efforts accordingly so the missing person can be found as quickly as possible.

Further information

For further information about the Herbert Protocol, to download a form, and for details about what to do if someone goes missing, visit this page on the Northamptonshire Police website.

The Herbert Protocol

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