The Safe Place Scheme has been in place in the District since 2012 and has built a network of suitable venues, such as local shops and businesses, where someone can go for help and assistance across Buckinghamshire.

The aim of the scheme is to provide reassurance to vulnerable people and their carers, or people who find themselves in challenging situations, so that they can live more independent lifestyles with help available when they are out and about in the community.

Businesses who are part of the scheme will display a 'safe place' sticker which means that a vulnerable person can go in and ask for help.

A vulnerable person may carry a Safe Place contact card that they can show to a business, however you do not have to have a card to seek assistance from those businesses supporting the scheme.

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If a vulnerable person seeks help, members of staff would be expected to make a phone call if necessary, provide a temporary safe haven for vulnerable people and also to reassure them and keep them safe until help and support arrives.

If you own or manage a business and would like to become a 'Safe Place' contact the Chiltern and South Bucks joint Community Safety Team via email or on 01494 586535.

If you would like an emergency contact details card contact the Chiltern and South Bucks joint Community Safety Team via email: or on: 01494 586535.