Janet Boateng: Former chair of Lambeth social services committee

Janet Boateng’s name never comes up in articles about the paedophile ring that operated in Lambeth Council-run children’s homes between 1974 and 1994.

But maybe it should, because she was chair of Lambeth Council’s social services committee, who had overall responsibility for the running of children’s homes, and she personally unveiled the ‘new child care strategy’ at a time when Lambeth children’s homes were infested with paedophiles.

Janet Boateng is married to former Labour MP and now peer, Paul Boateng.

Paedophile network abused 200 children (The Independent)

Paul Boateng to leave Cape Town after bullying claims (The Telegraph)

Social Work Today, 11th November 1985



  1. speedy said:

    Er, maybe she’s just such a trusting person, trying to see the good in everyone – well, except accusers like the children in her care. And like the woman her son was convicted of sexually assaulting (he’s still on the sexual offenders’ register it appears, but probably out of jail by now). Oh and the woman he was cleared of assaulting in S Africa, when his father/her husband was High Commissioner there. When you’re a prominent public servant it must be tiresome to have to put up with this kind of stuff from the little people.


  2. zoompad said:

    My computer wasn’t working properly yesterday, it seems to be ok now, and I’ve all of a sudden got more memory on it. I kept trying to contact you because you wanted to talk to me about something on my blog. I haven’t tried Twitter yet – I was being blocked from all my social networking, they kept crashing every time I tried to send messages

  3. anna said:

    Now that she and her husband are back in this country I wonder whether they will contribute to the on-going investigation concerning Lambeth’s history of child abuse, especially during the 80s?

    • It’s good to hear that the investigation is ongoing. I hadn’t heard anything since the Mirror reports in Feb/March 2013 so this is really good news.

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