We have received a number of enquiries regarding the Police Scotland Safeguarding tag scheme. These tags are part of a small pilot scheme and are, at present, only available in Argyll and Bute, West Dunbartonshire or Oban.

As part of the scheme, the Dementia Safeguarding Tag has been designed by people with lived experience of dementia through discussions and focus groups, which created the design, wording and name for the device. Launched for the first time in Scotland, Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Police Division have funded the devices and gathered feedback to complete their design.

If you live in one these areas and would like to access the scheme, please get in touch: 

For those living in Argyll and Bute, please contact Anne-Marie King on 01436 642 196 or by email [email protected].

For those living in Oban, Lorn, Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Isles, please contact Gemma McKie on 01631 570 614 or email [email protected].

For those living in the West Dunbartonshire area, please contact Deborah Edgar on 0141 410 5306 or email [email protected]

Should be the pilot prove to be successful, it may be expanded. You can register your interest below. We will use these details if the scheme becomes available in your area.


Register your interest

Dementia safeguarding tag
(of the person the tag is for)

Purple Alert

Alzheimer Scotland’s Purple Alert is a free community based app that can help find a person with dementia if they are missing. Create a profile for the person you care for and, should they go missing, you can raise an alert and all registered users in the local area will receive a notification. There are already over 4,000 people across Scotland registered on the app. The more people using the app across Scotland, the greater the impact it will have.

It's free to download on either iOS or android.

Emergency Information Online Card

A EIO card (Emergency Information Online) card is bank card sized that when tapped will display emergency information. Set up a profile with things like your emergency contact details, medication needs or health conditions then, if help is needed, the card can be handed to someone to scan with their phone and access the details.

Contact your local team for more information.