WEST Yorkshire Police is asking relatives and carers to complete a form which can help when a vulnerable person goes missing.

The Herbert Protocol is an initiative that has been introduced by the force, and other agencies, which encourages carers to compile useful information in advance about the person they care for.

The missing person incident form records vital details about the individual including their mobile number, a photograph, necessary medication, and places they have previously been.

It is then kept and, if needed, sent or handed to the police to help them focus on finding the missing person without having to spend so much time gathering information. The Herbert Protocol is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings who lived with dementia.

For more information visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk/advice/personal-safety-and-possessions/dementia-awareness/dementia-awareness.