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Guernsey Law Officers announce first-time forfeited asset sharing with the United States
Friday 08 December 2017

Guernsey has today announced during a visit to the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. that it will share with the United States government approximately $14.3 million recovered while assisting U.S. prosecutors and investigators with two U.S. criminal cases in which money was laundered via Guernsey.

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Under 21 Contraception Pilot
Thursday 07 December 2017

The Committee for Employment & Social Security and the Committee for Health & Social Care have launched a pilot to provide free contraceptive services to women under the age of 21.

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Gross Domestic Product estimates increase following methodology update
Thursday 07 December 2017

Guernsey will now have a more accurate picture of what its economy looks like following work to update the methodology by which Gross Domestic Product is calculated, aligning the island to international standards.

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Religious Education and Collective Worship

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The Education (Guernsey) Law, 1970, sets out a requirement for States' schools to make arrangements for an act of worship during the school day, although pupils may be withdrawn from such acts of worship if the parent(s) request it. (Please note the Guernsey 1970 Law is different from the English Law).

Schools follow a collective worship policy and have a programme of both religious and non-religious assemblies. Schools often welcome visitors from different faith groups to take part in such assemblies. The Law states that the collective worship 'shall not, in any States' school, be distinctive of any particular religious denomination'. The Voluntary Schools (Notre Dame du Rosaire Catholic Primary and St. Mary & St. Michael Catholic Primary) are the exception as they only accept baptised Catholics as pupils and under the Law are permitted to give religious instruction or collective worship distinctive of a particular faith.

Individual schools will be happy to provide further details of collective worship if required.

As with Local Authorities in England, we have an established Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education or SACRE which includes representatives from the Guernsey Council of Churches, teachers from the States and grant-maintained schools, Education Board members and representatives of any non-Christian groups, if warranted. SACRE monitors and reviews the delivery of all aspects of religious education within schools.

The Guernsey agreed syllabus for Religious Education includes a structured framework for ensuring that Christianity and the other five principal religions (Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism) are studied with sufficient depth and breadth throughout the four Key Stages.

Please refer to the individual curriculum key stages for further information.

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