A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment that benefits everybody, including anyone in its community who is seeking sanctuary. It is a school that helps it students, staff, parents and the wider community to understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary, and to extend a welcome to everyone regardless of their status.

To become a recognized School of Sanctuary, you will need to adopt the three principles – Learn, Action and Share.

  • Learn: What it means to be seeking sanctuary; this may include hearing refugees describe their experiences first hand.
  • Action: Decide on actions that are needed in the school to help develop a culture of welcome and inclusion.
  • Share: Share your findings with the wider community and other schools

If you would like to become a School of Sanctuary please follow this link to the Schools of Sanctuary section on the Places of Sanctuary Ireland website.