Agenda item - City of Sanctuary Re-accreditation

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City of Sanctuary Re-accreditation

Report of the Executive Director of Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities

Decision:

RESOLVED – that Committee:

 

1.    Instructs officers to progress an application to City of Sanctuary UK for the council’s reaccreditation as a City of Sanctuary as per outlined in appendix 2.

 

2.    Recommends to Full Council that it endorses the City of Sanctuary Charter (appendix 1).

 

3.    Instructs officers to work with the local city of sanctuary Group – Sanctuary on Sea – to support the group and the council’s commitment to Brighton & Hove being a place of sanctuary.

 

4.    Approve the council joining the City of Sanctuary Local Authority Network and being a member of the Network’s steering group (paragraph 3.5)

 

5.    Note the City of Sanctuary application process will be carried out as part of the council’s development of its Inclusive Cities Action Plan agreed at TECC committee September 2019.

Minutes:

79.1    The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director for Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities which informed Members about the city council’s current status with the regard of the national City of Sanctuary movement and outlines the steps that need to be taken to become ‘re-accredited’ as a city of sanctuary. The report was provided by the Community Safety Manager.

 

79.2    Councillor Simson expressed support for this programme.

 

79.3    RESOLVED:

 

(1)   That officers be instructed to progress an application to City of Sanctuary UK for the council’s reaccreditation as a City of Sanctuary as per outlined in appendix 2;

 

(2)   That full Council be recommended to endorse the City of Sanctuary Charter (appendix 1);

 

(3)   That officers be instructed to work with the local city of sanctuary Group – Sanctuary on Sea – to support the group and the council’s commitment to Brighton & Hove being a place of sanctuary;

 

(4)   That the council joining the City of Sanctuary Local Authority Network and being a member of the Network’s steering group (paragraph 3.5 of the report) be approved; and

 

(5)   That it be noted that the City of Sanctuary application process will be carried out as part of the council’s development of its Inclusive Cities Action Plan agreed at TECC committee September 2019.

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