If for whatever reason the vulnerable person does go missing, the idea is that their family have the attached form already completed to assist us in the prompt and safe location of their loved one. This can also relieve some pressure of trying to remember everything during this distressing time.
The form is to be completed and retained by the family with an attached photograph (We do not hold a record of this completed form for data protection compliance). The rear of the form contains a useful information page with information of GPS trackers and who can supply them.
If their loved one then goes missing, this completed form can be handed straight to the attending officers to save crucial time and maximise the effectiveness of our policing response.
The attached form has been created by PS Higgins with partners and is being circulated externally for the use of families of people living with Dementia.
Please be aware of this form and circulate it as widely as possible
- You may know someone who is living with Dementia, with current statistics at 1 in 14 people over the age of 65 years in the UK living with Dementia, with this figure steadily rising with an aging population.
- We will all come across people living with Dementia throughout our policing duties and it is important that we highlight to them and their family the benefits from completing this form.