Herbert Protocol encouraged during Dementia Action Week

As part of Dementia Action Week (Monday 20 May to Sunday 26 May), Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner is urging the friends and family of members of those living with dementia to sign up to the Herbert Protocol.

Under the scheme carers, family members and friends of those with dementia are encouraged to complete an online form to record vital details about that person in case they ever go missing.

When completing the form, carers are asked to include a photograph of the person, any medication they require, contact phone numbers and key information about places they like to visit, where they used to live and work, their routine and where they have been found previously (if applicable).

This means that if the person is ever reported to the police as missing, all their vital information can be accessed instantly, reducing the time it takes to gather information.

Since the scheme was launched the force has been working closely with care providers across the county, ensuring that all residents are signed up to the scheme.

This work has been recognised by the Care Quality Commission, which now includes the Herbert Protocol as part of its inspections of care homes. fffffffffff

As part of Dementia Action Week (Monday 20 May to Sunday 26 May), Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner is urging the friends and family of members of those living with dementia to sign up to the Herbert Protocol.

Under the scheme carers, family members and friends of those with dementia are encouraged to complete an online form to record vital details about that person in case they ever go missing.

When completing the form, carers are asked to include a photograph of the person, any medication they require, contact phone numbers and key information about places they like to visit, where they used to live and work, their routine and where they have been found previously (if applicable).

This means that if the person is ever reported to the police as missing, all their vital information can be accessed instantly, reducing the time it takes to gather information.

Since the scheme was launched the force has been working closely with care providers across the county, ensuring that all residents are signed up to the scheme.

This work has been recognised by the Care Quality Commission, which now includes the Herbert Protocol as part of its inspections of care homes.

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