Northumbria Missing Adults Protocol– Guidance for police and partner agency staff about the joint response to adults at risk of or who have gone missing.

Hospitals Missing Adult Patient Protocol – Outlines the role of Northumbria Police in assisting NHS Trusts to locate and ensure the wellbeing of patients who have been declared missing and there is a genuine concern for their safety.

Herbert Protocol – A national scheme introduced by the police in partnership with other agencies which encourages carers and family members to record useful information, which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person with Alzheimer’s or dementia going missing.

Philomena Protocol – An initiative that helps locate and safely return a young person who is a looked after child (in care) as quickly as possible when they are missing (see also Transition to Adult Care and Support chapter).

Winnie Protocol – A Northumbria Police and Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Safeguarding Adult Boards scheme to encourage carers and professionals to record useful information which could be used in the event of an adult going missing. It is differs from the Herbert Protocol as this can be completed for any adult who goes missing.

Northumbria Police Hostel Policy – This policy explains the process Northumbria Police will use to assess the most appropriate course of action when a person is reported missing from a hostel.  It explains the 8 criteria which will be used to determine whether or not the incident should be closed.

See also Missing Persons, Northumbria Police

November 2023: A link to the updated Northumbria Missing Adults Protocol was added.


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