The New Sheffield City Council Community Cohesion Charter

This report explains the Council’s new Charter on cohesion: what it is, why we need it and what it will do. It includes shorter term integration focused actions and longer term cohesion focused actions.

Partners in the city have worked with the Council throughout 2015, 2016 and 2017 to co-produce a new Community Cohesion strategy for the city. The strategy is known as Sheffield Together: The Sheffield Cohesion Framework. Sheffield City Council (SCC) is now being asked what specific actions it can contribute to the Framework which retains and builds community or social cohesion in the city. This document is a statement of actions.

This charter document outlines the first set of actions the Council will carry out as an organisation to deliver more cohesion building activities. Additional actions will be created with partners over the next 3 years to form a set of linked cohesion action plans for Sheffield.

It makes 3 recommendations:

1. To adopt the Charter as the Council’s future approach to community cohesion work.

2. To agree to the listed actions in the Charter as the first set of actions for the new Sheffield City Council Community Cohesion and Integration action plan.

3. To note the approval of the Cohesion, Migration and Integration Strategic Group (CMISG), chaired by the Chief Executive, as the appropriate partnership group and accountable body for the new Charter and actions.

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