Beth Bradford

Senior Associate

Beth has over thirty years of experience working across a range of contexts, including U.S. child welfare. From 2018 to 2023 she served as the Technical Director for Changing the Way We Care, a global initiative to promote family care for children. In this role, she led program implementation and learning across six countries, three regions, and with global partners. Beth has worked with government and non-government actors, alike, with a focus on developing strong child protection and care systems. Her work centers around care reform, social work practice, holistic early childhood development, and family strengthening. Beth has experience in qualitative evaluation, policy development, program design and management, designing standards and guidance, and curriculum development and training. Beth spent twelve years as the Family Support Director for an American community-based organization. She brings learning from this and her own parenting to her work. Beth has contributed to many academic articles, webinars/presentations, publications and resource documents in the care and protection sector. She holds a Master’s degree in International Development.

Experience and Expertise


Thematic Expertise

  • Care Reform
  • Case Management
  • Child Protection Systems
  • Child Rights
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Family Strengthening
  • Orphans and Vulnerable Children
  • Safeguarding
  • Social Service Workforce
  • Violence Against Children

Project Experience


Country Experience