Beth Bradford

Senior Associate & Technical Director for Changing the Way We Care

Beth has over thirty years of experience working across a range of contexts, including U.S. child welfare. She is currently the Technical Director for Changing the Way We Care, a global initiative to promote family care for children. Beth has worked with governments 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 has learned from her twelve years as the Family Support Director for an American community-based organization and from her own parenting. She brings this learning to her work. As Technical Director to Changing the Way We Care, Beth proudly leads program implementation and learning across six countries, three regions and with global partners. She sits on the senior leadership of the initiative and manages a large team of technical advisors. Beth has contributed to many 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