Safe Place Scheme

Safe Place logo

The Safe Place scheme gives vulnerable people a short term 'Safe Place' to go if they are feeling confused, scared or upset when out and about in their local town.

Shops, businesses and public buildings who are a Safe Place will display the Safe Place sticker in their window.

If a vulnerable person seeks help, members of staff would be expected to make a phone call if necessary (emergency contact details will be carried on their Safe Place member card), provide a temporary safe haven for them and also to reassure them and keep them safe until help and support arrives.

How do I get a Safe Place Member Card?

Please call the Community Safety Team - 01494 586535 or email communitysafety@southbucks.gov.uk and we will send a card out to you.

Please note it is not essential for you to have a card to be able to access this service but it will help if you have an emergency contact number for the staff to help you out.

I would like my business to be a part of the scheme but what will I need to do?

Businesses that wish to register their interest in the scheme can contact the Community Safety Team. Businesses should have two or more employees on the premises at any given time in order to handle situations presented to them while still being about to maintain business as usual.

Once signed up, businesses will receive a list of contact details so that the employees know who they can contact if a vulnerable individual presents themselves.

In this short film, members of Talkback in High Wycombe explain why the scheme is so important and why businesses should get involved in it.

The following shops and businesses in Chiltern have already signed up to the Safe Places Scheme:

Beaconsfield

New Town:

  • Age UK
  • Boots
  • Boots Opticians
  • Clarks
  • Iain Rennie
  • Library
  • Lloyds Chemist
  • M & S
  • Police Station
  • Sainsburys
  • Shaw Trust
  • South Bucks Hospice
  • Town Hall
  • Waitrose

Old Town:

  • Lloyds Pharmacy
  • Registry Office

Holtspur:

  • Beacon Sports Centre
  • Beaconsfield Fire Station
  • First 4 Service
  • Harvester
  • Londis
  • Prices of Beaconsfield
  • Warwick Doors & Windows
  • Wyevale

Burnham

  • Age UK
  • All things nice
  • Bluebird Care
  • Boots
  • Burnham Youth Centre
  • Burnham Library
  • Burrows
  • Coker Games
  • Costa
  • Mays Chocolate House
  • Head First
  • Mower Magic
  • Mulberry Bites
  • Roger Platt
  • Romans
  • Secret Garden

Farnham Common

  • Southmead Doctors Surgery, Blackpond Lane

Gerrards Cross

  • Age Concern
  • Barclays
  • Boots
  • Cargo
  • Excel Dry Cleaners
  • Gerrards Cross Community Library
  • Gibbs Gillespie
  • Gilroy Interiors
  • Gerrards Cross Bookshop
  • Hair at 32
  • Hamptons
  • Health & Beauty
  • Jungs
  • Lighting Matters
  • Lloyds
  • M&S
  • Natwest
  • Oxfam
  • Post Office
  • Sainsbury's
  • Subway
  • Tesco
  • The Frost Partnership
  • The shaw Trust
  • Vision Hairdressing
  • Waitrose

Iver

High Street:

  • Eltze Estates
  • Iver Food & Wine
  • Mace Express

Langley Park Road:

  • Iver Fish & Chips
  • Iver Village Post Office

Iver Heath

  • Community Library

Richings Park

  • Costcutter
  • Oakwood Estates
  • Saley's Pharmacy

Stoke Poges

  • Hedgegrail Pharmacy
  • Post Office

Check back for more members to be added in the near future