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Birmingham has its second School of Sanctuary
On Friday 24th April we were delighted to present the School of Sanctuary Award to the Oasis Academy Foundry in Winson Green. The school has children from all over the world and 40 different languages are spoken. The school is on the corner of James Turner Street (the infamous “Benefits Street”) and the Oasis Academy Chain took over just as the first programme was being broadcas. In spite of the high turnover (the average stay is two terms) because the…Posted by: Birmingham
AGM and the newly elected committee; a celebration of diverse women!
Swansea City of Sanctuary held its AGM at the YMCA on April 15th 2015. There was in excess of sixty…Posted by: Swansea
Open letter to David Cameron: Building Fortress Europe has disgracefully deadly results
City of Sanctuary joins 18 charities in plea to The Prime Minister to respond to the crisis in the Mediterranean,…
Booking Open for Leeds Maternity Conference
Monday 1st June: 9.30am-4pm Book now:Posted by: Maternity
JRF defines destitution as Home Office takes £16 a week from asylum seeking children
In the same week as the Home Office announces cuts to support for children of asylum seekers The Joseph Rowntree…
Inspiring “Ending Asylum Destitution” Conference
We are pleased to bring you this personal response from Helen Kemp – Bradford City of Sanctuary to the Ending…
Legal bombshell hits Campsfield expansion plan
*Update 12th March * The Campsfield House expansion plan is shelved by Home Secretary. See BBC Report here.
Court finds second aspect of the Detained Fast Track unlawful
On 16 December, the Court of Appeal found that the detention of asylum seekers who are not at risk of…
Sanctuary Summit: Standing in Solidity with Asylum Seekers and Refugees.
On Saturday 15th November 2014 in Birmingham, City of Sanctuary held a national conference, ‘Standing in Solidity with Asylum Seekers…Posted by: Manchester
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Asylum-seekers make history at national Summit
By Becky Lowe, on Behalf of Swansea City of Sanctuary.Posted by: Swansea
Leeds representation at the Sanctuary Summit
Leeds City of Sanctuary was just one of the many groups and organisations from across the country that attended the…
Story from Dublin Poetry Evening
Dublin City of Sanctuary has a thriving Arts Stream which has run several successful poetry and music evenings. This story…
Successful Sanctuary Summit – attended by 400
News Article from Sarah Eldridge: City of Sanctuary was proud to be one of the key organisers of an unprecedented gathering…
Glasgow Girls go south in support of Sanctuary
The TV-famed “Glasgow Girls” will join people from more than 100 organisations in Birmingham next week (15th November) to reaffirm…
Greater Manchester and Liverpool successfully engage MPs after the Sanctuary in Parliament event.
Estelle Worthington, Regional Activism Co-ordinator, North West, Regional Asylum Activism Project has been supporting City of Sanctuary groups in the…
Refugee Action campaign to tweet your MP about asylum support action 3rd – 7th November 2014
Earlier this year, Refugee Action took the Home Office to court over their decision to freeze the rate of financial support given to asylum seekers while they wait for a decision on their claim (Section 95 support). After the High Court ruled in our favour, the Home Office reviewed its decision-making process on this issue.
National Cathedrals Conference hears about City of Sanctuary
City of Sanctuary Trustee, Helen Moore, and also Community Engagement Officer for York Minster gave a presentation on City of…
Parliamentary Inquiry call for evidence on ‘Claiming asylum in the UK if you are persecuted for your faith or belief’
The All Party Parliamentary Group on International Freedom of Religion or Belief And Asylum Advocacy Group is calling for evidence on ‘Claiming asylum in the UK if you are persecuted for your faith or belief’.
The Sanctuary Summit is an exciting event which is supported by national and local organisations, including Refugee Action, Refugee Council,…