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.
Working with your council to get a pledge of support
Councils that have signed Motions of Support
In 2007, Sheffield became the first City of Sanctuary with a motion of support from Sheffield City Council. In 2017, the Council passed another support motion to mark 10 years. Click on the image above to read the text of the motion.