Here at Laker, we are proud to be at the forefront of new technologies and emerging sectors, and we are always looking to be a leader of innovation. Our sister company social enterprise ‘Safe and Found Online’ is a shining example of this.
Established in 2018, Safe and Found Online is based on the ‘The Herbert Protocol’ which allows carers and people living with dementia to complete a form recording all vital details of their family member or friend, in the event of them going missing, it can then be handed to police to reduce time in gathering this information.
Safe & Found Online is a digital version of the Herbert Protocol, which combines a website and mobile phone app, allowing people to update their secure profile online, including the ability to upload recent / daily photographs – just like Facebook.
Building on the basic profile concept, S&F also incorporates GPS, so if a ‘S&F’ user is reported missing, with pre-arranged permission, profile and location data is automatically accessible to control room screens and officer’s mobile devices. This is completely new and means a search can begin immediately with live information transmitted directly to officers on patrol increasing the prospect of a successful outcome.
We are thrilled to announce that Safe and Found Online have been successful in the recent AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019 in the Ageing Society Awards. This is the annual showcase for the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place for other people.
Now in their ninth year, the awards are organised by national digital inclusion charity AbilityNet, and entry was open to any business, charity, individual or public body in the UK. Sponsored by BT, they are the only awards to highlight the wealth of charities, businesses and volunteers across the UK that use the power of technology to improve other people’s lives.
As well as recognition and credibility that comes with winning one of the increasingly well-known awards, the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019 winners can also access a year-long programme of support.
Well done Safe and Sound Online – keep up the fantastic work!
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Safe and Found Online