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Movement Building: what we mean and how we do it

We are building a movement of welcome by supporting and encouraging sectors to embed solidarity, compassion and inclusion within their work.

We call each sector that we work within a ‘stream’. These Streams of Sanctuary encourage professionals or practitioners within a sector to come together and collaborate with other interested parties including people seeking sanctuary.

Through active learning about issues faced by people in the asylum system, the promotion of an inclusive and compassionate approach and the sharing of ideas and resources, the members of the Stream work together to make welcome widespread within their sector.

Any individual or organisation can join or form a Stream of Sanctuary as long as they are committed to the vision and values of City of Sanctuary.

Explore the existing Streams to find out more and to see case studies. If your work falls outside of these Streams, please contact [email protected]

Organisations that fall within a Stream of Sanctuary may wish to apply for a Sanctuary Award.

These awards celebrate the organisations who go above and beyond to support and welcome people seeking sanctuary.

Through this formal process of recognising and rewarding good practice and progress, other organisations are then encouraged to be more informed and inclusive. Find out more here.