Herbert Protocol - to help find missing people with dementia
The Herbert Protocol initiative is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia. It is a process to be used where there is a risk that a vulnerable person, particularly if they suffer from dementia, may go missing.
It consists of a form for recording key information which the police will require if the vulnerable person goes missing. Carers, family members and friends should complete Part one of the form in advance, and obtain a recent photograph of the vulnerable person. In the event of the vulnerable person going missing, Part two should be completed, and the form plus photograph handed to the police.