CIPR announces ‘Public Relations Register’
The CIPR has today (Wednesday 31 October) announced that from 1 December 2012, the ‘Public Relations Register,’ a publicly searchable list of members, will be available on the CIPR website.
The intention is to highlight the CIPR Code of Conduct, which all members of the Institute have signed up to and which is supported by robust procedures, including a disciplinary process, and is one of the key elements of industry self-regulation. The register will be a resource for clients, employers, other professions and the public.
Commenting, Jane Wilson, CIPR CEO says:
Under our Royal Charter, CIPR has a duty to promote for the public benefit, standards of practice and professional conduct on the part of public relations professionals.
The aim is to reinforce the structure of professional self-regulation provided by the CIPR. Alongside other bodies such as the PRCA and APPC, we want employers, clients and others to be able to identify regulated professionals who have made a clear commitment to accountability and standards of professional conduct.
We also want employers and clients to understand that, by engaging a CIPR member, they will be working with an accountable professional who has access to resources that support best practice and personal career development.
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).