To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what specific projects his Department is leading on to (a) support complex families with children at risk of involvement in crime and (b) build safer communities with a greater resilience to serious and organised crime.
My Department leads on the national Troubled Families Programme, which aims to find better ways of working with complex families with multiple high-cost problems. £920 million has been committed to the programme from 2015 - 2020. It targets families at risk of poor outcomes for early support. This can include families already involved in crime or anti-social behaviour; those where children are not attending school regularly; or where children are in need of help. I also recently announced a new £5 million Supporting Families Against Youth Crime Fund to help eligible local authorities in England who are part of the Troubled Families Programme increase their focus on tackling youth crime and gangs.