Resolution of Support

The first step in your support for Tees Valley of Sanctuary is to pass a resolution of support and to send it to the group. We have suggested a form of words below, but you are free to vary this to suit your circumstances/commitments. Please tick the box below if you agree to your organisation’s name being included on a supporters list □

“We support the initiative to make the Tees Valley a recognised ‘Area of Sanctuary’ that welcomes those fleeing violence and persecution in their own countries. We recognise the positive contribution that refugees and people seeking sanctuary bring to the Tees Valley, and we are committed to taking practical steps to welcome and include them in our activities. We resolve to actively seek ways of supporting them wherever and whenever we can. We are also willing to be contacted by the Tees Valley of Sanctuary group with further ideas for how we can turn this pledge into practical action.”

Name of person signing the resolution ___________________________________

Signed _____________________________________ Date _________________

Organisation _______________________________________________________

Address (so that we can keep in touch) __________________________________


______________________________ Email. _____________________________

Resolved at a meeting dated __________________

Position if on behalf of an organisation ___________________________________

The article is asking for groups to pass a resolution of support for the Tees Valley of Sanctuary. The article includes an example of the wording a group can use to show support. An attachment is included for groups to download and print off to allow discussion within there group.

There is a Sanctuary Award which is available for any group which has a commitment to welcoming asylum seekers and refugees to their group. The Awards criteria and selection process is available as a download.