The Herbert Protocol

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 or caring for someone who has dementia, this could be quite common but there are things you can do to prepare for this and signing up to the Herbert Protocol is one of them.

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme being implemented by Lancashire Constabulary in partnership with ourselves, Alzheimer’s Society and North West Ambulance Service.

It involves carers compiling useful information which could be used by the fire service or other agencies to search for and locate a loved one in the event of them going missing.

Carers, family members and friends complete the form in advance, giving all vital details including medication required, mobile numbers and places known to visit, along with a recent photograph.

Should that person then go missing, the form can be quickly and easily used to assist the search process.

To download the form or find out more information, please visit the Lancashire Constabulary website.