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South Yorkshire Police Rotherham District

Covering the borough of Rotherham based at Police District HQ Main Street Rotherham

8 October 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
Emergency Services Sector
Local Alliances:
Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Police staff daily engage members of the public. South Yorkshire Police Rotherham District aim to raise dementia awareness in all staff

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Beginning from a baseline of zero, our plan is to (by August 2015) ensure 250 staff receive Dementia friends training and to have 5 Dementia champions in place.

2. Actions

  • Raise staff awareness

    By August 2015 the Rotherham District of South Yorkshire Police hope to train 250 members of staff as dementia friends

    Being implemented
  • Establish a number of Dementia champions to deliver "in house" Dementia friends sessions

    Ensure a minimum of 5 members of staff undergo training as "dementia champions" to deliver "in house" training for SYP staff and groups within our communities.

    Being implemented
  • Visits to memory Cafe's

    Police Community support officers to make regular visits to every "memory cafe" in the areas they cover

    Being implemented
  • Develop a Missing persons protocol

    Working in partnership with staff from DAA Rotherham we will develop a missing persons protocol

    Being implemented