The Vulnerable Person Registry allows an improved police response to vulnerable people who may require emergency assistance due to their condition. It expedites the process of locating and assisting vulnerable residents or frequent visitors to York Region by making essential personal information readily available to responding officers.
A vulnerable person is someone with a cognitive, physical, intellectual or developmental disability or other condition which may place them at an increased risk of misadventure. These conditions may include:
In order to be eligible for the Vulnerable Person Registry, the vulnerable person must also:
The form provides further information about the program and should be provided to anyone who may benefit from registration.
Download the Vulnerable Person Registry Application Form here.
What information is required to register?
During the registration, you will be asked to provide the following information:
|How soon is the information available to police?|
|The registration process can take two to five business days to be fully processed. Applicants can request an email confirmation with a "flag number" for future reference for updates, calls for service and renewals. A "flag" is included in a YRP database and contains essential information used by emergency responders and health care providers to respond effectively.|
|How is this information used?|
In the event a vulnerable person requires police assistance, their physical description, medical history, areas he/she frequents, triggers and de-escalation techniques will be provided to emergency responders, will be provided to officers responding to the call.
The information contained in flag records will assist responders by:
|Who has access to the registry?|
If a vulnerable person requires assistance, York Regional Police has access would have access to his or her vital information.
The information may also be distributed by York Regional Police to any other accredited police or health care agency
involved in providing care of an emergent nature or under circumstances which, in the best of interest of the subject, requires such communications so as to expedite assistance efforts by both policing and medical authorities.
|How often do I need to update a vulnerable person's profile?|
If the vulnerable person is under 16 years old, the profile will need to be renewed every year on the vulnerable person's birthdate. If he or she is older than 16, a renewal is required every two years on the vulnerable person's birthdate.
|What information needs to be updated?|
|Only information that has a significant impact on police response (contact information, address, drastic changes in physical appearance etc.) will need to be updated.|
|Will I be notified when the annual update is required?|
No. Updates are the responsibility of the primary contact/caregiver. York Regional Police recommends that the application be updated in the months surrounding the vulnerable person's birthdate.
Do you have questions about the Vulnerable Person Registry? Contact us:
1-866-876-5423 ext. 6709