When a person goes missing, it is very distressing for family and friends and can be even more worrying when the missing person has dementia.

The Herbert Protocol is a simple risk-reduction tool to help the police in their search for people with dementia who go missing. It encourages carers or family members of adults living with dementia to collate information on those who are vulnerable on to the Herbert Protocol form, which can be given to the police if they go missing.

You can find out more about this scheme on the Dorset Police website.

The Herbert Protocol form is available to download here: Herbert Protocol – Dorset.

For more information on how to support someone living with dementia, please visit our resource page or contact us.