Safe Place Scheme

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.

Safe Place logo

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.

Video Safe Place Scheme

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


Hill Avenue:

  • Caroll's
  • Chancellors
  • John Nash & Co
  • NatWest
  • Savills
  • Simply The Best
  • Sue Ryder
  • Talking Mobiles
  • Tesco Express

Chesham Road:

  • Hadlands Estate Agent

Sycamore Road:

  • Age UK
  • Barnardos
  • Boots
  • Cancer Research
  • M&S Simply Foods
  • Oxfam
  • Pizza Express
  • RM Terry Newsagent
  • Scope
  • Superdrug
  • Waitrose
  • WH Smith

Rickmansworth Road:

  • Amersham Dry Cleaners

Chiltern Avenue:

  • Amersham Health Centre
  • Amersham Library
  • The Chiltern Pools and Gym

Woodside Close:

  • Wheelhouse Vets

Woodside Road:

  • Amersham Fire Station
  • J Brown Funeral Services Ltd
  • Shaws Florist

Chalfont St Giles

  • Buckinghamshire Building Society
  • Chalfont St Giles Post Office
  • Co-op
  • Community Library
  • Lloyds Pharmacy
  • Old Post House Newsagents
  • Rennie Grove charity shop
  • Stratton Bakery
  • The Deli
  • Wheelhouse Vets


Chalfont St Peter

Churchfield Road:

  • Emerald Frames

Gravel Hill:

  • Chalfont Community Centre

Hampden Road:

  • Allen Practice
  • Hall Practice

High Street:

  • Barclays
  • Chalfont St Peter Community Library
  • Madeira Coffee Shop
  • Mr Crusty
  • White Hart Public House
  • Yorkshire Building Society

Market Place:

  • Birring Greengrocers
  • Crumbs
  • First Floor Carpets
  • Rodgers Estate Agent
  • St. Peter's News
  • The Breadhouse
  • Vantage Pharmacy

St Peters Court:

  • Halls Patisserie
  • McColl's / The Post Office
  • Shaw Trust


We worked with Better Chesham to promote the Safe Place scheme to business owners in Chesham, and we have been very happy with the response from businesses wanting to be involved.

  • Barclays Bank
  • Boots Chemist
  • Boots Opticians
  • Broadway News
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Chesham Leisure Centre
  • Chesham Library
  • Chesham Town Hall
  • Chess Medical Centre
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Flix Hair & Beauty
  • FMY Chemist
  • Halifax
  • Healthright
  • Helen & Douglas House
  • IBB Solicitors
  • M&Co
  • Oxfam
  • Poppins
  • RSPCA Charity Shop
  • Savers
  • Skipton Building Society
  • Sue Ryder
  • The Little Treat Shop
  • The Post Office
  • Ultimate Eyewear
  • Waterstones
  • WH Smith
  • Wheel House Vets

Great Missenden

High Street:

  • Alphabet Soup
  • Café Kissa
  • Chiltern Opticians
  • Focus Salon
  • The Practice Surgery
  • Roald Dahl Twit Café
  • St Andrews Bookshop
  • The Library
  • Wye Country
  • TSB Bank

Station Approach:

  • Co-op Food
  • Great Missenden Station
  • Great Missenden Station Taxi Office
  • Samways
  • The Pantry  - Great Missenden Station Platform 1 

Holmer Green

Park Parade

  • Fox Pharmacy
  • Spar
  • Rennie Grove

Little Chalfont

Nightingales Parade/ Nightingales Lane:

  • Chalfont Hearing Centre
  • Little Chalfont Community Library
  • Mangal Express
  • McParland Pharmacy

Chenies Parade:

  • Age UK
  • Iain Rennie Hospice At Home
  • Little Chalfont Post Office

Old Amersham


  • No. 67 Hairdressers

Church Street:

  • Amersham Town Council

High Street:

  • Lauras
  • One Vision

Market Square:

  • Bonhams
  • Seasons Cafe

School Lane:

  • Rectory Meadow Surgery


High Street:

  • Co-op Food
  • JNP Partnership
  • John Hampden Surgery
  • PEM Newsagent
  • Prestwood Pharmacy

Wycombe Road:

  • Daisy's Flowers
  • Prestwood Plaice
  • Sweet Charity
  • The Salon at Prestwood

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