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A large mural created by young people of York in care.

A guide for young refugees

City of York Council is the Local Authority in the UK which is responsible for ensuring you are safe and well, and that you have the things you need. Even if you live outside of York, City of York Council will be responsible for your care.

York is a popular city in the UK and gets lots of visitors. Here are some facts about York:

  • York is a City of Sanctuary, welcoming refugees
  • it is a small city with a population of around 210,000 people
  • the city centre is surrounded by walls
  • York is famous for making chocolate