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 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 South Bucks have already signed up to the Safe Places Scheme:


New Town:

  • Age UK
  • Boots
  • Boots Opticians
  • Clarks
  • Harrold Opticians
  • Library
  • M & S
  • Pyramid Chemist
  • Rennie Grove
  • Sainsburys
  • Shaw Trust
  • Sunrise Care Home
  • Town Hall
  • Waitrose

Old Town:

  • Lloyds Pharmacy
  • Registry Office


  • Beacon Sports Centre
  • Beaconsfield Fire Station
  • First 4 Service
  • Londis
  • Warwick Doors & Windows



  • Age UK
  • Bluebird Care
  • Boots
  • Burnham Library
  • Burrows
  • Coker Games
  • Glad rags
  • Halo
  • Mays Chocolate House
  • Mulberry Bites
  • RSPCA Charity Shop
  • Secret Garden



Station Parade:

  • Boots
  • Carter Duthie
  • Denham Railway Station
  • The Village Butchers

North Orbital Road:

  • Co-op

Oxford Road:

  • Hair by Debbie

Penn Drive:

  • Dale and Sons Funeral Directors


Farnham Common

  • Age Concern
  • Bespoke Hairdressers
  • Farnham Common Post Office
  • Rennie Grove
  • Tesco Express
  • Thames Hospice


Gerrards Cross

  • Age Concern
  • Boots
  • Boots Opticians
  • Cancer Research
  • Gerrards Cross Bookshop
  • Gerrards Cross Community Library
  • Gilroy Interiors
  • Hamptons
  • Health & Beauty Pharmacy
  • Jungs
  • Lighting Matters
  • Natwest
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco
  • The Frost Partnership
  • Vision Hairdressing
  • Waitrose


Iver Village

  • Co-op
  • Everham Sports Centre
  • Iver Parish Council
  • Maces


Iver Heath

  • Community Library


Richings Park

  • Costcutter
  • Oakwood Estates
  • Saley's Pharmacy


Stoke Poges

  • Hedgegrail Pharmacy
  • Post Office



  • Spire Thames Valley

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