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Herbert Protocol (Dementia)

An elderly man living in a South Cambridgeshire village has been safeguarded thanks to the kind efforts of a concerned member of the public.

The man in his 90s was reported missing from Gamlingay last week after taking his dog for a walk approximately 90 minutes previously.

Within 11 minutes of the call reporting the man missing, a passerby noticed something wasn’t quite right and called us to say they had found a man wandering with his dog.

Checks revealed the man had dementia and we put further safeguarding measures in place with his family, including the Herbert Protocol.

Have you heard of it the Herbert Protocol? It’s a scheme we support that can help find people with dementia if they go missing.

The scheme encourages family and friends to keep a document that will help officers in the event a loved one goes missing by collating key pieces of information, such as a physical description, familiar places, health details and an up-to-date photo.

For more information or to download a Herbert Protocol form, visit our dedicated web page