The Herbert Protocol

Are you worried about a vulnerable adult with dementia going missing?

Do you have a relative or friend with dementia? If so, the Herbert Protocol could help to keep them safe. It’s a simple form containing information about the person, which is stored in their home so if they are reported missing, the police can use it to search for them.

The initiative is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia. He died whilst ‘missing’, trying to find his childhood home.
If you believe a person has gone missing and are concerned for their safety, call the police on 999 and tell the police operator that you have a Herbert Protocol.

Find out more about the Herbert Protocol at the Dorset Police website here:

Dorset Police Herbert Protocol     

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Mark Jones (Dorset Police, PCSO 6269, Sherborne Rural)