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.

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



Read our Frequently Asked Questions about the form


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.  


Posters and PDF Downloads

Herbert Protocol Poster
Herbert Protocol Leaflet (part 1)
Herbert Protocol Leaflet (part 2)