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Celebrating Sanctuary Toolkit

City of Sanctuary UK invites groups, sanctuary streams and wider networks to share and celebrate positive stories of welcome from their communities and to invite key local influencers to engage.

Click the image to download the toolkit. 

We invite groups to:

  • Make a public declaration of support for sanctuary and promote the success story of City of Sanctuary
  • Celebrate and promote the welcome offered to people seeking sanctuary across communities in all parts of the UK
  • Celebrate the positive contribution that people seeking sanctuary have made to our communities
  • Develop positive relationships with decision makers at local, national and UK level and raise their awareness of the welcome that  is taking place in the communities they serve

We believe that our positive narratives are essential to influencing change for a fair, effective, just and humane asylum process. Decision makers need to know that this is what their constituents want and agreement on welcome is a vital first step to relationship building and gaining support for campaigns.

if you are not in a group, you can still get together with your friends or colleagues to influence your MP and other decision makers by arranging a meeting to tell them how much you welcome people seeking sanctuary.

See this Case Study of a Public Meeting in North East 

Celebrating Sanctuary 2021