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Skipton became a Town of Sanctuary in 2017

We support the ‘City of Sanctuary’ vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution.

We endorse the City of Sanctuary Charter, and agree to act in accordance with City of Sanctuary values and apply the network principles within our work.

We recognise the contribution of people seeking sanctuary. Sanctuary seekers are welcomed, included and supported.

Skipton Refugee Support Group is a member of the national City of Sanctuary movement

Our aims are to support refugees and asylum
seekers in Skipton and in the wider world, and to raise awareness of
refugee issues.
The Skipton group is affiliated to a number of similar groups in the
Craven area (Malhamdale, Upper Wharfedale, Settle, and Bentham) under
the Craven Refugee Support Network

We support schools in the local area to become Schools of Sanctuary  

Glusburn Primary was the first school in Craven to become a School of Sanctuary, closely followed by Upper Wharfedale Secondary School.