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

Beaconsfield

New Town:

  • Age UK
  • Boots
  • Boots Opticians
  • Clarks
  • Iain Rennie
  • Library
  • Police Station
  • Pyramid Chemist
  • Sainsburys
  • Shaw Trust
  • Town Hall
  • Waitrose

Old Town:

  • Lloyds Pharmacy
  • Registry Office

Holtspur:

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

 

Burnham

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

 

Farnham

  • Bespoke Barbers
  • Bespoke Hairdressers
  • Farnham Common Post Office
  • Rennie Grove
  • Tesco Express

 

Gerrards Cross

  • Age Concern
  • Barclays
  • Boots
  • Gerrards Cross Community Library
  • Gilroy Interiors
  • Gerrards Cross Bookshop
  • Hamptons
  • Health & Beauty Pharmacy
  • Jungs
  • Lighting Matters
  • Lloyds
  • Natwest
  • Oxfam
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco
  • The Frost Partnership
  • The Shaw Trust
  • Vision Hairdressing
  • Waitrose

 

Iver

High Street:

  • Eltze Estates
  • 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