The Local Public Services committee supports the campaigns by CIPR. It also works with other organisations on a number of initiatives. In 2020, it will be looking at the issue of safeguarding communications.
CIPR Mental Health initiatives
You can find out about how the CIPR is working to support members’ mental health in this section of the CIPR website.
It features resources for both individuals and organisations.
Communicating safeguarding issues
In 2019-2020, Peter Holt is leading an initiative to assist PR professionals in the public sector who are dealing with safeguarding communications issues. More about this work and the report.
Diversity and inclusion
The Forum, formerly known as the Diversity Working Group, seeks to develop an inclusive culture within public relations by raising general awareness of diversity issues and increasing numbers of public relations practitioners from all backgrounds.
The previous five CIPR’s annual State of the Profession surveys have evidenced the scale of the industry’s gender pay gap. In 2017, the report revealed that the influence of gender amounts to a £5,784 disadvantage for women.
Gender Pay section on the CIPR website.
Promoting technology skills
The AI in PR Panel explores the impact of artificial intelligence in public relations.
The CIPR’s CPD scheme helps practitioners improve their skills through a variety of events, courses and resources available to members.