City of Sanctuary UK holds the vision that our nations will be welcoming places of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution. In order to realise this vision, City of Sanctuary UK supports a network of groups, which includes villages, towns, cities and regions across the UK, and others engaged in Streams of Sanctuary, Sanctuary Awards and activities intended to welcome people seeking sanctuary.
For more information see our Charter.
Whilst we are a movement in our own right we also contribute towards wider movement building through partnership work and supporting advocacy and campaigning initiatives.
We work closely with our partner organisation Places of Sanctuary Ireland.
Wherever refugees go, we want them to feel safe and find people who will welcome them.
Latest Network News
City of Sanctuary staff join the climate protest action
City of Sanctuary Finance officer Joanna Spooner (on the right) with Mary from Asylum Matters join protest in Leeds
Sanctuary in Parliament- Postponed
With the increasing political uncertainty at Westminster, we have decided to postpone this year’s Sanctuary in Parliament. We remain committed to holding…
Duty of Care: The impact on midwives of NHS charging for maternity care
Harlesden school awarded prestigious ‘School of Sanctuary’ status
Revd Leao Neto (far right), Chair of Brent Borough of Sanctuary, presented the award.
Lichfield to join the City of Sanctuary network!
30 people representing groups and organisations from Lichfield and District came together on Monday 9th September and signed a declaration…
‘Missing the Safety Net’ – Government failings are leaving vulnerable people seeking asylum homeless and hungry
A new joint report by the charities Refugee Action and NACCOM, the No Accommodation Network, has revealed that vulnerable people refused asylum in the UK, including pregnant women and those with serious mental health conditions, are being failed by the Government’s asylum support system, leaving them homeless and unable to feed or clothe their families.
Doncaster Conversation Club Newsletter – No. 58
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Newcastle University launches Sanctuary Scholarships
Newcastle University has announced it will be awarding three scholarships to people seeking sanctuary to study at the university. The…
York St John University host national University of Sanctuary Conference
Arooba and Daniel, Members of the Universities of Sanctuary Steering group
Margaret Fingerhut’s Concert in Canterbury
What an evening packed with love and solidarity!
HEIs called on to commit to Global Refugee Forum
City of Sanctuary and STAR (Student Action for Refugees) are calling on Higher Education Institutions in the UK to sign…
Asylum Statistics: April to June 2019
The immigration statistics for the second quarter of 2019 (Q2) were released on 22nd August. Key asylum figures are below…
Home Office Welcome Guide for New Refugees
The Home Office has published a guide for adults who have been granted asylum in England to access public services…
Registration Refused: Doctors of the World Report
Doctors of the World have updated their research assessing the accessibility of NHS GP registration for people in vulnerable circumstances. Previous reports…
Young People Join CoS to Campaign for Refugee Rights – August 2019
From Felicity Laurence.
Opportunity to join Exiled Writers Ink Mentoring Scheme
Exiled Writers Ink has an opportunity for writers who have been forced to live in exile and for people who…
Vulnerable migrants deterred from seeking timely healthcare
A new report by medical charity Doctors of the World (DOTW) UK reveals worrying GP registration policies which discriminate against…
A Hundred Thousand Welcomes – Dublin Launch
What is Places of Sanctuary Ireland?