CIPR publishes parent support pack with PR-themed children's activity pack

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has published a new resource aimed at supporting those caring for school-age children, with advice on how to talk to employers about challenging situations and advice for employers on how to best support their staff, particularly during the pandemic. 

'PR and Parenting in a Pandemic' is free for all to download and includes articles, advice, and even a PR-themed children’s activity pack with competitions and more. Articles include: 

  • ‘How employers can support working parents during lockdown and beyond’ by Shalini Gupta 
  • ‘How to talk to your manager about your circumstances’ by Nafisa Shafiq  
  • ‘Top Tips for Managing Working Parents’ by Croner, CIPR’s HR partner 

Children’s Activity Pack 

The children’s activity pack includes activities such as a public relations word search, a spot the difference with a difference, and two competitions for children to enter: 

  • Design a cover for our award-winning Influence Magazine and your picture could be on the front of the Q2 issue 
  • Complete your own press release about your great new product and win one of five book vouchers 
CIPR President, Mandy Pearse Chart PR, FCIPR
For those with the responsibility of looking after children at the same time as their everyday work, this pandemic has essentially meant working two jobs. Others have found themselves in similarly challenging situations when having to care for loved ones, being off work ill, or struggling with the effects of lockdown.

This pack acknowledges the hard work of our profession in the most difficult of times. It should provide some useful information for those in management positions and will hopefully raise a smile at the same time.
CIPR President, Mandy Pearse Chart PR, FCIPR
  • Download the resource from this page
  • View the competition terms and conditions online here

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas with nearly 10,000 members.

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).