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 Wycombe District 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:

Princes Risborough

  • Boots Opticians
  • Special Days
  • Chilton Watson
  • La Crepe Escape
  • The Daisy Chain
  • Risborough Information Centre
  • Marks and Spencer Simply Food
  • KB Family Butchers
  • RSPCA shop
  • Costa Coffee
  • PR Photos
  • Shaw Trust
  • Lloyds (Vantage)
  • Wainwrights
  • David Shuttles
  • Lloyds Pharmacy
  • Iain Rennie
  • Helen and Douglas House
  • Tesco


  • Jack Wills
  • Boots the Chemist
  • Marlow Toys
  • Buckingham Antiques
  • Sainsburys
  • Waitrose
  • Shaw Trust
  • Marlow Information Centre
  • Helen and Douglas House
  • Costa Coffee
  • Starbucks
  • Cancer Research


  • Downley Pharmacy
  • Half Moon Pub

Town Centre

  • Mothercare
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Tesco
  • High Wycombe Information Centre