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Offering welcome and inclusion

Wakefield District City of Sanctuary offers welcome and inclusion to people coming to our district whose lives are in danger in their own countries.

Encouraging local groups

We encourage communities, voluntary groups, faith and community organisations in the Wakefield district to welcome and assist Asylum Seekers and Refugees.

Publicise positive contributions

We want to highlight, communicate and celebrate  stories of positive contributions by Asylum Seekers and Refugees, as well as challenging hostility and discrimination.

Wakefield a City of Sanctuary

Our Wakefield group is working towards the title ‘City of Sanctuary’ being officially adopted by and on behalf of the people of our area.

The Wakefield City of Sanctuary Story

Wakefield launched its initiative to become a City of Sanctuary to the Public Sector, on Thursday 17th June 2010, as part of the RASA conference in Refugee Week.