There are many ways in which Local Authorities can show support for City of Sanctuary. For more information, please see our page on Working with your Local Authority.

The key thing is that they show political leadership in recognising that asylum seekers are entitled to claim asylum under the law, that they have fled persecution and that they deserve our welcome and support.

One of the ways of showing support is for the Council to pass a motion of support. Many Councils have done this already and you can see some examples of this below.
UNHCR has also asked Local Authorities and Mayors to sign its Statement of Solidarity for World Refugee Day 2018.

Template Motions

Some template motions will be shared here shortly.