Use your professional opinion as a carer or your knowledge as a family member to decide whether a person is at risk of going missing. For example, you might decide it is time to fill in a form when someone cannot remember their address themselves.
Who fills in the form
A carer at a care home, family, friends or the person themselves can fill in the form.
Please get permission from the person at risk or their relatives before you complete a form. If that isn’t possible, a care home can fill in a form if they think it is in the person’s best interests.
Filling in the form with the person can trigger memories that they like to talk about, and can enrich your time with them. Be mindful though that some memories might be upsetting.
What to do when someone goes missing
If you discover someone is missing, look for them around the house or home, including any gardens and outbuildings.