All adult social care providers, including services like day services which are not registered with CQC, can access national support from the Better Security, Better Care programme in order to complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

National support includes:

Webinars on the DSPT

Using the DSPT for the first time

Review and republish your DSPT

The DSPT for social care: What local authority and NHS commissioners and quality assurance leads need to know

Webinar recordings: Find recordings and presentations from previous webinars including: DSPT and access to health and care records; tips on reducing the risk of a cyber attack; local authorities, the NHS and the DSPT.

Online resources

Detailed guidance to help you to complete the DSPT, including step-by-step guides and films

Template policies and resources that you can download and adapt for your organisation

Frequently Asked Questions on the Toolkit

The Digital Social Care helpline

0208 133 3430 or email help@digitalsocialcare.co.uk. 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday