The Herbert Protocol was launched by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in partnership with Dementia NI, local Health & Social Care Boards and Policing and Community Safety Partnerships.
It is a simple risk reduction tool consisting of a pre-completed form that contains vital information about a person with Dementia that can be supplied to Police at the earliest opportunity if that person is reported missing.
Information about the person includes; medication, description, photograph, significant places in the person's life and their daily routine, all to be recorded on a form.
The form should then be stored safely – either in electronic format on a computer, or a printed version. It may need to be located quickly, at any time of day or night, by the person who begins the initial searches.
To share information on the Herbert Protocol please download The Herbert Protocol Leaflet
The police will only ask for the form, or the information in the form, if the person is reported missing.
The information will help the Police and other agencies locate the missing person as quickly as possible and return them to safety.