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Resources and training support materials

Resources to help you complete the data security and protection toolkit (DSPT)

This really helpful tool helps you quickly see which DSPT Standards Met level actions are completed and those which are still left to do.

This template helps you carry out a gap analysis against each of the 56 assertions which are mandatory for social care organisations at Standards Met level.  It's available here as a printable PDF version and a downloadable Excel version which can be completed electronically.

Digital Social Care website

NHS Digital website

  • Introductory and social care sector specific webinars for organisations completing the toolkit with regularly updated events.
  • The  help section contains lots of useful toolkit resources including a quick start guide, entry level evidence items, data security standards - big picture guides and staff awareness questions.  

Other data security resources

E-learning for healthcare data security awareness

The course detail from the e-learning for healthcare website says:

The data security awareness level 1 session now meets the statutory and mandatory training requirements and learning outcomes for information governance (IG) in the UK core skills training framework (UK CSTF) as updated in May 2018, to include general data protection regulations (GDPR).

This session is also aligned to the new data security standards that came out of the National Data Guardian's 2016 review. It therefore meets the requirement for level 1 staff training in data security.

You’ll need to know your organisation data service (ODS) code to access the training. Find out more about the code on the Digital Social Care website.

The Skills for Care website contains information and links to training on GDPR and the legal implications for social care providers plus advice and information guides on cyber security.

The National Cyber Security Centre provides advice to small and medium sized business on 5 basic cyber security processes such as using passwords, backing up data and keeping mobile phones and tablets safe. 

The Information Commissioners Office website has a simple GDPR guide and self-assessment for small businesses and sole traders.

Home care and other community care providers can find more information on how to protect the security of mobile devices and tablets used by their staff on the Digital Social Care site.

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