Press release -

Commitment to taking better action on safeguarding

Practical Action CEO Paul Smith Lomas and 21 other UK charity leaders have signed a letter committing their organisations to taking better action on safeguarding.

You can read the letter here

The letter has been published by BOND, the UK network for organisations working in international development. It follows Practical Action's earlier statement on whistleblowing and safeguarding policies, which can be read here.


Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

Our strength is our approach. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.

By doing this each year we help around a million people break out of the cycle of poverty ... for good. 

Press contacts

Andy Heath

Press contact Engagement manager Practical Action external relations, energy, urban sanitation, disasters, agriculture + 44 (0) 1926 634 552 (office)

Abbie Wells

Press contact Press & Media Officer, Practical Action + 44 (0) 1926 634 510 (office)