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.

Joyce Masson

Head of Service Fostering

Joyce has over 32 years of social work and senior management experience, across both the statutory and private sector, gained in residential settings with adolescents and children with disabilities; child protection and statutory child care; court work with young offenders; and specialist fostering and adoption.

Richard Hughes

Head of HR

Richard has over 10 years HR experience within strategic and leadership level roles. He has worked more recently within education and care settings, focusing on transformation and growth. Richard heads up all people focussed activity, including operational HR, Recruitment, L&D and our strategic people agenda.

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.

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.

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.

Luqman Shah

Commisioning 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.

Dominic Tumelty

Head of Service Residential

Dominic has almost 30 years of social work experience. Primarily gained in the public sector residential care provision. His areas of responsibility have included Independent Reviewing Officer, Responsible Individual and Agency Decision Maker for both fostering and adoption.

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.

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.

Louisa Iqbal

Assistant 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.

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