Dr Carole Kaplan is a retired Child Psychiatrist who has continued to work as International Director in CNTW NHS Mental Health Trust in addition to a number of other roles.

She is driven by a desire to continuously improve the care offered to everyone, particularly children and young people and their families, who need mental health support and treatment. This work is within the NHS as well as in other organisations both in the UK and internationally.

In addition to clinical, academic and managerial work in the NHS she has served on a number of National bodies including the Council on Tribunals; NHS Litigation Authority; Advisory Board on Family Law; Family Mediation Standards Board; Voice of the Child, and National Child Contact Centres as well as publishing and teaching widely as an academic.

She currently works in the charity sector as a trustee for Research into Practice (Dartington Trust) and has joined Mental Health Matters in 2023. She is a Commissioner for the Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households and Relate