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.

Luqman Shah

Commissioning Manager

Luqman has over 12 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.


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.

Tariq Verpalen

Head of Service Education

Tariq has worked in public and private education for 35 years, both in the UK and abroad. He is passionate about making a difference to the lives of those pupils who are the least privileged and most challenging and has a proven track record of excellent outcomes with both Ofsted and Estyn.

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.

Beth Davies

Head of Service Residential

Beth has over twenty years’ experience across the prison service and secure juvenile estate and residential trauma services from a clinical and operational remit. Beth has held the position of RI and specifically managed services for both sexual exploitation and trafficking and complex trauma services for over five years.

Ali Sarwar

Head of Service Residential

Ali is a qualified children’s health and social care expert who has worked in residential children’s care, including young offenders, for over 16 years. Currently head of service with Care 4 Children, Ali oversees a number of our residential children’s homes.

Gerrilyn Smith

Clinical Director

Gerrilyn is a Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Psychotherapist, with significant experience gained in providing clinical services to private sector residential and fostering services. Her work over the years with the Institute of Family Therapy, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and others has culminated in the development of the Wellbeing for Life Programme for Care4Children.

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