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The Young family is celebrating 20 years of fostering, having looked after close to 50 children over that period

The Young family is made up of Jeanette (58), Glyn (60) and their three daughters, Aythya (24), Mairi (22) and Salili (14). Jeanette and Glyn met at Edinburgh Zoo while they were working with the primates, and the bird section together. Jeanette from Scotland and Glyn the south of England, the couple moved to Jersey … Read more The Young family is celebrating 20 years of fostering, having looked after close to 50 children over that period

Your first look at the States Assembly beta website

Our beta version of the States Assembly website is online and available for everyone to test. https://beta-statesassembly.gov.je. We have been releasing the website in stages over the last four months and testing it with various users. So far the feedback has been really positive. Each page is getting a make-over with a new look and feel, improved features and more importantly they are responsive for … Read more Your first look at the States Assembly beta website

A guide to La Lande du Ouest – Site of Special Ecological Interest

Jersey’s south west coast includes a number of well-connected heathland sites. The long and narrow coastal site of La Lande du Ouest, or Gorselands, stretches from the prison, west towards Corbière lighthouse with large areas covered by heather, gorse and coastal grassland. Gorselands is very exposed to the Atlantic storms and gales and the dwarfed vegetation reflects this. … Read more A guide to La Lande du Ouest – Site of Special Ecological Interest

Towards a digital ID – part 15

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Recently we announced that our three-year project towards a digital ID system to work with Jersey government online services had led us to Yoti. Readers of this blog series will be aware that we had also evaluated digital ID systems in use in other countries. Now that the sourcing process has completed, we thought it would … Read more Towards a digital ID – part 15

Inspiring young women into tech on International Women’s Day

Yesterday marked International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and this year’s International Women’s Day calls to #PressforProgress – a call to action to progress gender parity. Under the 2018 theme of #PressforProgress, International Women’s Day aims to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to … Read more Inspiring young women into tech on International Women’s Day

A guide to Les Blanches Banques – Site of Special Ecological Interest

Les Blanches Banques Site of Special Interest One of the many ways the States of Jersey tries to protect the Island’s natural environment is by identifying some of the most important places for wildlife and protecting them. The Island’s first ecological Sites of Special Interest (SSIs) were designated in 1996 and we now have 19 – … Read more A guide to Les Blanches Banques – Site of Special Ecological Interest

Half Term Holiday Fog

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Jersey’s sites of special interest

In a recent survey about Jersey’s future, the environment was a high priority for people. Despite the Island’s small size, it contains an incredibly diverse range of natural habitats alongside our more built-up areas and many would argue that Jersey’s countryside and coast contribute significantly to our quality of life. One of the many ways … Read more Jersey’s sites of special interest