A-to-Z of Services: S

Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Abuse


Understand what abuse is, the risks, and what you can do

Safeguarding Children


Contact us to report any concerns you may have about a child

Safeguarding in Education


Find out more about Safeguarding in Education.

Safeguarding in Education


National guidance for Keeping Learners Safe

Safety at Sports Grounds


Understand requirements at sports grounds, and apply for a certificate

School Attendance


Find out more on school attendance and the Education Welfare Service

School complaints


Make a complaint, compliment or comment about a school within Blaenau Gwent

School contact details


Find contact details for all schools in Blaenau Gwent within our schools directory

School governors


Understand the role of school governors and how you can get involved

School Menu


Find out what children in Blaenau Gwent are eating in school.

School transport


Find information on travel assistance, free transport, safe walking routes and moving home

School Uniform Grant


Find out if you can get a school uniform grant for your child, how to apply and make a general enquiry



Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Scrap Metal Dealers Licensing


Find out about scrap metal dealers licences and apply online

Scrutiny Committee


Understand the role Scrutiny Committee plays in Council decision-making

Secondary admissions


Apply for a secondary school place in Blaenau Gwent for your child

Self Assessment 2022/23


This is the second self-assessment report of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council covering the year 2022/23. The focus of the self-assessment is the Council’s Corporate Plan and providing an assessment of how well the Council feels it has achieved its Well-being Objectives, as outlined in the Corporate Plan, and where further improvement is required

Senedd Cymru Elections


The next Senedd Cymru Elections will be held on Thursday 6th May 2021

Sensory Disabilities


Services for those with sight or hearing impairments

Service User


How you can manage your own care and support



What you must do if your planned building or extension is near to a sewer

Shared Lives Scheme


The scheme provides a service for vulnerable adults with carers in their local community

Single Person Discount


A single person discount is awarded where there is only one adult over the age of 18 living at the property.

Sirhowy Ironworks


View the remains of this early iron-making empire



Information and advice about bonfires in gardens, and complaining about nuisance which may be caused

Smoke Free Public Places


Understand smoking restrictions and reporting non-compliance

Social Services & Well-Being Act 2014


How will the Act affect care and support?

Social Services & Well-Being Act FAQ's


Frequently asked questions about the Act

Social Services Annual Report


The reports tell the story of how well social services are being provided in Blaenau Gwent.

Social Work


Make a difference everyday



Dewis Cymru is a website that aims to help people with their well-being. It's the place to go for people who want information or advice about well-being

South East Wales Adoption Service


This services operates across 5 local authorities

Sports Centres


Links to the 3 BG sport centres operated by Aneurin Leisure Trust

St James Pond


A recreational area found to the east of Georgetown, Tredegar surrounded by forestry

St. Illtyd’s Church


Visit St Illtyd's church, the oldest standing building within the Borough

Statement of Accounts


The Council has a legal obligation to produce a ‘Statement of Accounts’ that sets out its transactions for the financial year and also its various balances at the year end.

Statistics & Data


Census and statistical information about the area and population of Blaenau Gwent

Statutory ALN Roles


Statutory ALN Roles



Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics



Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Strategy for Older People


The Blaenau Gwent Older Persons Strategy

Strategy for Older People


Blaenau Gwent Strategy for Older People

Stray or Lost Dogs


Advice on what to do if you find a dog, lose a dog, if we have your dog, or if you have an unwanted dog

Street Collection Permit


Apply to make street collections and sales for charitable purposes

Street Trading & Commercial Bookings


Book a pitch at one of our local markets

Street Trading Consent


Apply for a license required by street traders

Struggling to pay for Fuel


More and more people are struggling to find the money to pre-pay for their fuel or energy. These households face difficult choices. Should they eat hot food, or heat their homes?

Submitted Documents


Documents submitted as part of the examination of the adopted LDP

Substance Misuse


Summer of Fun 2022


We will be offering a range of FREE activities to include leisure, play, recreational, sporting and cultural activities across the Summer.

Sunbed Safety


Guidance and the laws about offering a sunbed service

Superfast Broadband


Find out how superfast broadband can help your business to grow

Supplementary Planning Guidance


Provides further detail on certain policies and proposal in the LDP

Supply chain development


Search our business database

Support Services


Support Services for Additional Learning Needs

Support to start a business


Apply for a grant to help you with a business start up

Supported Living Bungalows


Communal living facilities for individuals with learning disabilities

Supported Living Service


Range of services available to help those with learning disabilities live independently

Supported Lodgings


The Supported Lodgings Scheme provides homes for young people aged 16 to 21 who may be leaving care, or who may not be able to live with their families.

Supporting People Information


Information on services the Council can provide to help



Sustainability Appraisal


Sustainable Communities for Learning


Find our about our long-term strategic programme to improve educational standard and facilities

Sustainable Communities for Learning Consultation


Duties of the Council to consider community and equality impact of the Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme