HAMPSHIRE SEARCH AND RESCUE LAUNCH THE HERBERT PROTOCOL FOR FAMILIES AND CARERS OF VULNERABLE PEOPLE
Hampshire Search and Rescue launched Hampshire’s contribution to a national initiative called the ‘Herbert Protocol’ at the ASDA Safety Day.
The Herbert Protocol is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who had dementia and sadly died when he went ‘missing’ on his way to his childhood home.
HANTSAR is launching this new initiative to ensure that families and carers are well prepared for an unanticipated emergency if the person goes missing. It is particularly relevant to those who care for friends and family at home and those who work with vulnerable people in various residential settings.
The hub of the initiative is the “Life History Questionnaire” where a record can be made of a range of background information about the person cared for. It is retained in a safe place by the family or carer so that it is immediately available to police and search teams in the event that the person goes missing.
This short form requests a range of important information based on years of successful searches throughout the country.