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Welcome to the Local Authority Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to guide you through the consent process, to share best practice and to provide you with the support you need when you’re approached by Community Sponsorship Groups in your community.

It's important for Local Authorities to understand where they will be involved in the Community Sponsorship process.

In this toolkit, we provide you with advice on:

Community Sponsorship offers as much to neighbourhoods and communities as it does to refugee families. Bringing together the skills, experience and people in your neighbourhoods, Community Sponsorship offers the chance to strengthen community connections, welcome new friends and neighbours as well as helping some of the world’s most vulnerable refugees.

We can offer expert advice and support to Local Authorities who are exploring how to give consent to Community Sponsorship Groups. We recognise that many Local Authorities will be looking at this for the first time and we want to make this as straightforward as possible for you.

You can also contact us directly with any questions or concerns you may have. We’re here to help!

This toolkit has been produced by the Home Office and Reset Communities and Refugees, with thanks to the Local Authorities and Strategic Migration Partnerships who participated in the development of this resource.