The Herbert Protocol

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There is nothing more frightening or distressing than when a loved one, friend or neighbour fails to return when they should.

For people living with someone with dementia, this could be quite common and The Herbert Protocol could give you some peace of mind.

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme which encourages carers and family members to compile useful key information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.
  • The Herbert Protocol will put systems in place to allow for early intervention when vulnerable people go missing
  • The idea is to complete a form recording all vital details relevant to the person who could potentially go missing.  This can include; places frequented, medication required, general routines, description and recent photograph.  In the event your family member or friend does go missing, the form can be easily sent or handed to the police to reduce the time taken in gathering this information
  • This form and the information it contains, is designed to help remove some of the stress.  It provides those involved in the search for a missing person with essential information to promote their safe return
Where can I find The Herbert Protocol Form? You can download the form and find out more at
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Caroline Griffiths (Cheshire Police, Widnes LPU, Farnworth PCSO)

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