Why is consent needed?

Receiving Local Authority consent to welcome refugees is essential for any Community Sponsorship Group.  In the unlikely event of a Community Sponsorship breakdown, it will be the role of the Local Authority to step in and take the responsibility for resettling a refugee family.  Whilst they would be funded to do this through the Home Office, it will take time, effort and planning to manage this situation so that it did not disrupt the integration of the refugee family.