asked Her Majesty's Government:
What measures have been taken to ensure that the allocation of funds to EduAction in Waltham Forest under the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund—Youth at Risk programme in 2004–2006 have been used appropriately; and [HL1583]
Who is responsible for auditing the use of public money allocated to EduAction in Waltham Forest; and whether such audits identified any issues of concern; and [HL1584]
Whether they are aware of any police investigations into the running and operation of EduAction in Waltham Forest; and [HL1585]
What representations they have received from schools in Waltham Forest about the performance of EduAction; and [HL1586]
Whether they will take steps to ensure that schools attended by pupils receiving support under the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund—Youth at Risk programme are aware that support is provided to those pupils.[HL1587]
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is responsible for monitoring EduAction's compliance with contractual obligations. The council's auditors are currently investigating the outcomes and management of the Youth at Risk programme.
Following receipt of a complaint raising concerns about the use of the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund to support London Borough of Waltham Forest's Youth at Risk programme, the Government Office for London contacted the director of children's services to ensure the complaint is properly investigated. Government Office for London will discuss the outcomes, including the Youth at Risk programme and schools' involvement, with the director of children's services once the inquiry is completed. We are not aware of any police investigations into this matter.