Learn more about the Common Strategic Policy
The Common Strategic Policy sets out ministers high-level ambitions for Jersey and contains five strategic priorities where ministers will focus their efforts for the next four years.
You can read the policy in full or watch the video, available in English, Portuguese and Polish to learn more.
Common Strategic Policy
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Our 5 strategic priorities
We have 5 strategic policies in place. They are:
1. Put children first
We will protect and support children, improve their educational outcomes and involve and engage children in decisions that affect their everyday lives.
Watch the 'Put children first' video on YouTube
2. Improve Islanders' wellbeing and mental and physical health
We will support Islanders to live healthier, active, longer lives, improve the quality of and access to mental health services, and put patients, families and carers at the heart of Jersey’s health and care system.
Watch the 'Improving Islander's wellbeing and mental health' video on YouTube
3. Create a sustainable, vibrant economy
We will deliver an economic framework to improve productivity, nurture and strengthen our financial services industry, enhance our international profile and promote our Island identity, deliver the best outcomes from Brexit, improve skills in the local workforce to reduce Jersey’s reliance on inward migration.
Watch the 'Creating a sustainable and vibrant economy' video on YouTube
4. Reduce income inequality and improve the standard of living
We will improve the quality and affordability of housing, improve social inclusion, and remove barriers to and at work.
Watch the 'Reducing inequality and improving the standard of living' video on YouTube
5. Protect and value our environment
We will embrace environmental innovation and ambition, protect the natural environment through conservation, protection, sustainable resource use and demand management, and improve the built environment, to retain the sense of place, culture and distinctive local identity.
Watch the 'Protect and value our environment' video on YouTube
Our 8 common themes
Our 8 common themes are to:
- enable Islanders to lead active lives and benefit from the arts, culture and heritage
- promote and protect Jersey’s interests, profile and reputation internationally
- work in partnership with Parishes, churches, faith groups, community groups, the third sector, volunteers, businesses, trade unions and key stakeholders
- explore and use the opportunities offered by digital
- make St Helier a more desirable place to live, work, do business and visit
- improve transport infrastructure and links
- prepare for more Islanders living longer
- nurture a diverse and inclusive society
Our 5 ongoing initiatives
Our 5 ongoing initiatives are:
- a States Assembly and Council of Ministers that work together for the common good
- a modern, innovative public sector that meets the needs of Islanders effectively and efficiently
- an electoral system which encourages voter turnout and meets international best practice
- a new, long-term strategic framework that extends beyond the term of a Council of Ministers
- a sustainable long-term fiscal framework and public finances that make better use of our public assets
Watch our ministerial videos
Learn more about our Minister’s shared ambitions to make a difference to our Island over the next four years, leaving Jersey stronger, safer, healthier and more self-confident.
Watch a video from Senator John Le Fondre on YouTube
Watch a video from Senator Ian Gorst on YouTube
Watch a video from Senator Tracey Vallois on YouTube
Watch a video from Senator Lyndon Farnham on YouTube
Watch a video from Deputy Carolyn Labey on YouTube
Watch a video from Deputy Kevin Lewis on YouTube
Watch a video from Deputy Judy Martin on YouTube
Watch the first video from Senator Sam Mezec on YouTube
Watch the second video from Senator Sam Mezec on YouTube
Watch a video from Connétable Len Norman on YouTube
Watch a video from Deputy Susie Pinel on YouTube
Watch a video from Deputy Richard Renouf on YouTube
Watch a video from Deputy John Young on YouTube