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Schools of Sanctuary on BBC News!

Yesterday Schools of Sanctuary featured on BBC Breakfast, BBC Lunchtime News, News at Six and on Radio 4’s the Today Programme!

Our Chief Officer Siân also spoke live on BBC Breakfast – watch it here.

We are so incredibly proud to have had the Schools of Sanctuary network’s vital work recognised in this way and to have had the opportunity for Siân to explain the importance of welcome for children from a refugee background joining new schools, and for all new arrivals in our communities.

Schools are at the forefront of receiving and supporting Ukrainian refugees. Whilst some schools have a long tradition of welcoming and supporting students from refugee backgrounds, others will have little recent experience.

That’s where we step in. We ensure teachers and school staff have the resources, support and connections they need to best support children, families and themselves.

The Schools of Sanctuary programme is growing network of more than 345 primary and secondary schools, all working to make education safe, welcoming and empowering – for everyone.
This network is committed to supporting the thousands of young people seeking sanctuary in the UK and creating a wider culture of welcome and inclusion for all refugees and people seeking asylum.