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The Herbert Protocol

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme which encourages carers to compile useful information which could be used if a vulnerable person goes missing.

Carers can complete a form recording all vital details such as:

  • physical description
  • a photograph
  • medical history
  • contact details
  • places previosuly located

In the event of a family member or friend going missing, the form can be handed to the police to reduce the time taken in gathering this information and allow them to begin searching quickly.

Recording this information ahead of time and keeping it updated will greatly reduce the stress from trying to recall detailed information in an emergency situation.

Herbert Protocol leaflet

Herbert Protocol guidance

Herbert Protocol form
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