The Herbert Protocol
It’s adult safeguarding week this week, as part of this we want to make you aware of the Herbert Protocol.
This is a national scheme to encourage people to compile useful information which can be put to use in the event of a vulnerable person with dementia going missing. The idea is that this information can be passed to the police in a speedy way to help locate the person as soon as possible.
This initiative gained its name from George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.
If someone you care for has dementia it’s worth taking a look at the forms available on our website. There are two versions, one is suitable for people living in their own home and the other is suitable for care home providers.
It may seem obvious information, but when you’re in a panic it’s often difficult and upsetting to provide information on the spot. Information on what they like, where they used to live or their habits can be extremely helpful in locating them quickly.
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Emma Ray (Staffordshire Police, Community Engagement Assistant, Staffordshire)