About Family First Fostering

Noor Ali

Registered Manager


  • Diploma in Social Work, MSc Sociology, Economics BA (Hons) MSC; Master of Business Administration
  • 31 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


  • 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
  • 10 years working in Fostering Agency

Marie Ologbosere

Agency Decision Maker


  • 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
  • 20 years’ experience in social care where she has undertaken a number of management roles.

Varisha Jeremie

Panel Chair


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

Noor Ali (Jnr)



  • BSC Mathematics, MA Social worker
  • 5 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



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


Supervising Social Worker

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

Anisha Duggal

Supervising Social Worker

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

Bayley Lawrence

Office Manager

  • Level 3 in Business administration, health social & care
  • 2 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.

Gary Nolf

Senior practitioner

  • Diploma in social worker, Practice Teacher, NVQ Level 5 in leadership and management.
  • 25 years experience in working with children and young people.
  • Held positions of registered manager, operations manager and senior practitioner.
  • Over 10 Years’ experience of being a foster carer.

Victor Roca

Supervising social worker

  • BA Social Work and currently studying MSc in advanced child protection studies
  • One-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.

Louise Coombs

Senior administrator

  • 13 years’ experience as an administrator in health and social care sector
  • Degree in social work
  • Currently a crisis Volunteer

Atiya Shipra

Supervising Social Worker

  • Newly qualified social worker who passion is supporting young children with disabilities and my passion towards making a positive difference in society.
  • Experience as an alcohol coordinator

Mary Kiguru

Supervision Social Worker

  • Currently ASYE Social worker
  • 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

  • ASYE Social worker gaining experience in fostering.
  • Passion and drive comes from being supported by social workers during her childhood.

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