Beth Bartlett is currently studying a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Western Sydney University (WSU) and in 2014 she was the recipient of the Dean’s Merit List Award.

Beth’s engagement in volunteer work over a year abroad in Norway (2011) at a cafe for youth at risk alongside a number of years working with youth in faith based organisations launched her into the work she is now pursuing. Her work in the field has focused on children and youth at risk and their families and communities. She has worked for an NGO in intensive residential care homes with children and young people in out of home care for four years and she is currently a casework support worker in child protection assisting frontline caseworkers. Additionally she currently volunteers at a pregnancy crisis centre.

Her work in the field seeks to contribute to protecting vulnerable lives, to provide care and improve the life experiences and chances of individuals, working towards positive long term changes, free from life controlling issues, developing resilience and overcoming barriers.