Following an update from Mary Brandon regarding Leeds City Council joining the City of Sanctuary Local Authority Network in May 2023. A City of Sanctuary Local Authority Network steering group first met on the 9th of October 2023.
The purpose of the group is to:
- Bring together third sector and local authority partners, with those who have lived experience of seeking sanctuary.
- Support the development of an action plan, using the learn, embed and share principles, that aligns with the Strategic, Coordinated and Inclusive Approach to Migration in Leeds.
- Ensure the council commitment for people seeking sanctuary is turned into positive action.
- Support the council to achieve the City of Sanctuary Local Authority Network award.
A summary of the meeting notes will be uploaded to the Leeds Migration Partnership blog following each meeting (see below the meeting summary from the 9th of October).
If you would like to feed into the steering group, Mary Brandon and Ian Kemp from the Leeds City of Sanctuary are happy to be contacted: