Guildford has joined the national Safe Places scheme!

A safe place helps vulnerable people if they feel scared or at risk while they are out and about in the community and need support right away.

A network of Safe Places that act as temporary refuges, is now being established throughout our community.

Vulnerable people can opt to carry a Safe Places card which has names and numbers of relatives or friends who can be called for help if they feel vulnerable, scared or anxious while they are out and about. They may also need help with more serious issues such as bullying and harassment or theft for example.

Staff in the Safe Places receive  a variety of training so they are prepared to offer a warm welcome and support local residents and visitors to the town who may have a variety of needs.

Registered Safe Places in Guildford:

  1. Casino Nightclub
  2. Guildford Library
  3. Holy Trinity Church
  4. Lush
  5. Millmead Baptist Church
  6. St. Mary’s Church
  7. The Guildford Institute
  8. Waitrose
  9. Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Want to find out more about the scheme and view Safe Places locations on a map? Download the Safe Places App or visit

Are you a business who’s interested in joining the scheme CLICK HERE to visit our Safe Places page for businesses.

If you would like to request a Safe Places user card for yourself or someone you know, please email Liv Kelly at Experience Guildford:

This initiative is lead by Guildford Borough Council and supported by Experience Guildford and the Welcome Back Fund.