About Family First Fostering

Noor Ali

Registered Manager

Experience:

  • Diploma in Social Work, MSc Sociology, Economics BA (Hons) MSC; Master of Business Administration
  • 32 year’s experience of working with children and young people.
  • Director, Registered manager, Responsible individual of children homes, fostering agency and domiciliary care.
  • Experienced in working with challenging behaviour; learning disabilities and physical disabilities. 

Geeta Hasmat-Ali

Responsible Individual

Experience:

  • NVQ level 5 in Health & Social Care (Children and Young People)
  • NVQ Level 4 in Health & Social Care (Adults)
  • NVQ Level 4 in Leadership and Management for Care Services
  • 11 years working in Fostering Agency

Marie Ologbosere

Agency Decision Maker

Experience:

  • Makes the final decision on foster carers approval
  • MA in social policy and administration, BA in anthropology, Diploma in Social Work,Cilfa in Management and Leadership
  • 21 years’ experience in social care where she has undertaken a number of management roles.

Varisha Jeremie

Panel Chair

Experience:

  • BA social work
  • 16 years’ experience in the fostering field.

Noor Ali (Jnr)

Director

Experience:

  • BSC Mathematics, MA Social worker
  • 6 years’ experience working in fostering
  • Noor has the opportunity to make a significant difference to people’s lives. Noor intends to learn new skills and develop on the ones that he already and aims to support foster carers in their role.

Shabeer Ali

Director

Experience:

  • BA Social Worker
  • Three years in fostering
  • Placement officer

Monica Arranz

Supervising Social Worker

  • BA Social work
  • 6 years’ experience working with Elderly, young offenders and those disability
  • Monica plans to use her transferable skills in the fostering sector and is eager to make a difference in supporting those in the fostering household.
  • Over 1 year experience in the fostering sector

Anisha Duggal

Senior Practitioner

  • BA social work and currently undertaking a counselling course.
  • 6 year’s experience in the fostering field

Bayley Lawrence

Office Manager

  • Level 3 in Business administration, health social & care
  • 3 Years’ experience as fostering administrator
  • Bayley is currently enjoying her time at Family First Fostering and loves developing her skills within the agency. She is enjoying building relationships with all the foster carers and seeing how they change young people lives.

Victor Morata Roca

Senior Supervising Social Worker

  • BA Social Work and currently studying MSc in advanced child protection studies
  • Two year experience working in the fostering sector.
  • Vast amount of experience working as a support worker completing direct work with children and young people.

Carla Jesus

Finance Officer

  • BA Hons in Accounting and international Business and currently studying CIMA management level.
  • Previous worked as a finance analyst supervising a team of five.

Deborah Aremu

Senior Practitioner

  • 10 plus years’ experience in fostering where Debbie has held serval positions including Registered Manager, SSW and senior SSW.
  • Currently is a trustee for a small charity in Stratford.
  • Thoroughly enjoys building relationships with foster families, and supporting them within their role to provide safe, caring and nurturing homes for children and young people, which meet their holistic needs. Debbie also enjoys supporting Social Workers with their professional growth and development, to empower and equip them to best meet the needs of children.

Mary Kiguru

Supervision Social Worker

  • Over 1 year experience working in fostering
  • Four years’ experience of being a foster carer herself.
  • Mary is passionate about supporting foster carers who strive to provide a nurturing home for many vulnerable children and young people which contributes to positive outcomes.

Caroline Cobby

Supervising Social Worker

  • Over 1 year experience working in fostering.
  • Passion and drive comes from being supported by social workers during her childhood.

Chanise Earle

Supervising Social Worker

  • BA in Social Work 
  • Experience working with adults with substance misuse, mental health and additional healthcare needs.
  • Experience working with Children with disabilities, mental health, Young Adults and Care Leavers.
  • I enjoy working with Children, Young Adults and Adults, I am passionate about focusing on the wellbeing of others as well as building positive relationships with individuals, providing support to enable individuals to achieve their best, creating a safe space to explore their needs and offering support to create a positive change.

Ana Lopez

Supervising Social Worker

  • Qualified social worker with over two years experience
  • Experience working in social services and working with children and families in the assessment unit.
  • I really enjoy working in the Social Work sector and work for Family First Fostering will enable me to use my knowledge and experience to help and support Foster Carers and children, as I have always been interested in working in roles where I can genuinely make a difference to people´s lives.

Zoe Ebanks

Supervising Social Worker

  • Over 1 years experience as a supervising social worker.
  • Experience working in Nurseries as a Nursery Nurse, Independent Charity as an Adults Advocate, Residential Children’s Home as a Deputy Manager and Children’s Social Worker in the Looked After Team for a Local Authority
  • My experiences and qualifications have allowed me to gain a lot of knowledge, which empowers me to work and support families and young people. I am excited to learn new skills, progressing and support my foster families!

Isaac Akinremi

Administrator

  • BSC Hons in computer science
  • Years of experience working as administrator and youth leader at local church, including working with looked after children.
  • While I am working at Family First Fostering, I am hoping to apply my skills and experience to my role; offer my best and be a good team player. I am hoping to gain more knowledge, experience and to be able to grow within the organisation.

Zara Azeem

Supervising Social Worker

  • Qualified social worker for over a year
  • Experience working in childrens residential home, looked after team and local authority assessment and duty team
  • I have a passion towards supporting vulnerable children attain, grow and achieve whilst providing them with stable and supportive homes

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