Officers give backing to Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Awareness week

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West Yorkshire Police is supporting Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Awareness Week 2014 by launching a new initiative encouraging closer working with registered care providers to speed up the process when residents are reported missing.

Neighbourhood officers will be visiting care providers across West Yorkshire asking them to sign up to the Herbert Protocol which puts systems in place for early intervention when vulnerable residents go missing.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Atkinson said: “The first few hours of any missing person search are critical, but even more so when a person has dementia or another condition that can leave them confused and vulnerable.

 

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