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About Us

Sunderland City of Sanctuary has been actively creating a welcoming environment for those seeking sanctuary in the city since 2014. By supporting local groups who help them to integrate with local community and to educate the local community in order to create a culture of hospitality.

At the moment we have ‘Schools of Sanctuary’ program working with local primary schools with an aim for them to apply for Schools of Sanctuary award. These programmes and our future plans could not happen with the support from the local community and services that support Asylum Seekers and Refugees.