What is a Local Authority committing to do?

  • Agreeing that refugees can be resettled via a Community Sponsorship Group in the area
  • Confirming that they are comfortable with the Group’s approach to resettling refugees by supplying a written letter of consent on letterheaded paper
  • Will be invited to confirm that the accommodation provided by the Group for the family adhere to housing standards
  • Introducing the Community Sponsorship Group to the Local Authority Safeguarding Team to give them an opportunity to review the Group’s Safeguarding Policy should they wish to do so
  • Will be invited to attend the pre-approval meeting with the Group and the Home Office
  • Will be invited to participate in monitoring visits/updates with the Group, resettled family and the Home Office