Kamran Abassi

Managing Director

Kamran, is the co-founder of Care 4 Children and has worked in the Health and Social Care sector for over 20 years, with over 16 years’ experience at senior operational and main board level. Operational excellence is Kamran’s key area of strength with a demonstrable pedigree of success since 2001.

Virginia Perkins

HR Director

Virginia has in-depth experience gained within private and public sector care organisations, Virginia has operational expertise across numerous fast-paced, values-driven environments. Virginia oversees workforce recruitment and engagement at Care 4 Children, aligning HR strategy to support a high performing culture.

Louisa Iqbal

Head of Service – Fostering

Louisa, a qualified social worker of 18 years, has extensive experience in the child and family sector which includes children with disabilities; safeguarding in education; residential childcare; child protection; and vulnerable adults.

Katie Sammonds

Finance Director

Katie is one of the co-founders of Care 4 Children and has worked in the health and social care sector at senior financial level for over 7 years. She has a broad range of experience across financial reporting, commercial analysis and corporate finance transactions.

Dr Kirsty Smedley

Clinical Director

Kirsty is a Clinical Psychologist with over twenty years’ experience working with young people with complex mental health presentations and adverse childhood experiences. She has worked in a variety of settings including; a medium-secure forensic adolescent service, an adolescent psychiatric intensive care unit, a young offender institution and with looked after children in the community.

Sheraz Rattoo

Head of Property

Sheraz is responsible for developing and maintaining the company’s property portfolio to provide high quality homes for the children in our care, as well as our fleet services. He is also the health and safety advisor for the business.

Lolly Rascagneres

Director of QA & Compliance

Lolly has over 24 years, of experience in the health and social care sector, in several senior management roles including managing residential services as a Director of a voluntary organisation. One of Lolly’s many strengths is her strategic knowledge of the complexities of working with different organisations, service users and working in multi-disciplinary teams. Lolly also has in-depth knowledge and experience of the regulations, compliance, quality assurance and governance.

Luqman Shah

Head of Commissioning

Luqman has over 13 year’s experience working with children in care, primarily gained working in residential care provisions. His areas of responsibility include marketing, management of referrals, frameworks and tenders as well as developing relationships with local authority partners.

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