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Safe Place scheme

Vulnerable people sometimes need a safe haven when out in the community and feeling confused, scared or upset. The 'Safe Place' scheme provides suitable venues, such as local shops and restaurants, where they can go and where a telephone call can be made to someone they trust - who will either come and collect them or advise them about what they need to do. Alternatively, they may just need help with directions.

The programme is coordinated by Buckinghamshire Council's Community Services team, with support from Thames Valley Police and local voluntary organisations.

How the scheme works

Vulnerable people will recognise a participating business as a safe pace by the sticker shown in a prominent position in the window. We will tell vulnerable people in the community about the scheme and the identifying logo.

Some will choose to carry a card which shows their name and phone number of their trusted person.

How can I get involved?

If you own or manage a business and would like to become a 'Safe Place', or if you know of someone who would benefit from carrying one of the contact cards, please contact the Community Services team.

The following businesses in Wycombe District are participating in the Safe Place scheme:

 Bourne End

  • Bourne End Library
  • Rennie Grove Hospice Shop
  • Bourne End Cards and Gifts
  • South Bucks Hospice Shop
  • Orchard Surgery
  • WH Smith
  • Bourne For Deserts
  • Station Café

 High Wycombe

  • Tesco
  • High Wycombe Library and Tourist Information Centre
  • Buckinghamshire Council Offices
  • High Wycombe Police Station
  • British Heart Foundation Shop
  • Sue Ryder Shop
  • Oxfam
  • High Wycombe Shopmobility
  • Eden Centre


  • Track Coffee
  • WH Smith

 Marlow Bottom

  • Marlow Bottom Pharmacy
  • One Stop Convenience

 Princes Risborough

  • Boots Opticians
  • Special Days
  • Chilton Watson
  • Le Crepe Escape
  • Princes Risborough Library
  • Marks and Spencer Simply Food
  • KB Family Butchers
  • RSPCA Shop
  • Costa Coffee
  • PR Photos
  • Shaw Trust
  • Lloyds (Vantage)
  • Wainwrights
  • Iain Rennie
  • Helen and Douglas House
  • Tesco
  • Princes Risborough Library and Tourist Information Centre

 Wooburn Green

  • The Village Bakery
  • Perky’s Coffee House
  • Wooburn Pharmacy