The Herbert Protocol Missing Person Incident Form

Herbert Protocol Logo

The Herbert Protocol is an initiative introduced by West Yorkshire Police and other agencies which encourages carers to compile useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.

Carers, family members and friends can complete, in advance, a form recording all vital details, such as medication required, mobile numbers, places previously located, a photograph etc.  In the event of your family member or friend going missing, the form can be easily sent or handed to the police to reduce the time taken in gathering this information.

A digital online form is also available and can be found here - Safe and Found online

The Herbert Protocol initiative is named after George Herbert, a War veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.


Read our Herbert Protocol Form Frequently Asked Questions


Herbert Protocol - Easy Read

Herbert Protocol Video

Leeds PCSO and Dementia Champion Michelle Owens has recorded the following short video message which provides more details about the Herbert Protocol.  


Herbert Protocol A4 Poster

Herbert Protocol A4 Poster (poster accessible alternative text wording available below)

Herbert Protocol A4 Poster Accessible Alternative Text 

Poster features an older male sat on a settee talking to a Police Officer, with the wording overlaid ;


Do you care for someone with Dementia and worry they may go missing?

If you do, the Herbert Protocol is here to help you find your loved ones, friends and neighbours if they go missing.

Find out more at

Along the bottom the poster also shows the Herbert Protocol logo, the Dementia Friendly logo, the Dementia Action logo, the Mayor of West Yorkshire logo and the West Yorkshire Police crest.



Herbert Protocol Tri-Fold Leaflet - PDF Download

Click here to view a HTML Accessible text-only version of this leaflet.

Page last reviewed June 2022.

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