Call us on 0208 133 3430 (Mon-Fri 9-5) or email [email protected] for free support.

Digital Social Care has been working with the Local Government Association, NHS Digital and NHSX on how to help care providers keep information safe.


We know that while meeting the challenges of COVID-19, care providers have never been busier, and that data and cyber security may not seem an immediate priority for you. However, the risks are still out there, and I would encourage all providers to look carefully at this topic when they are able to. We hope that the information and guidance we publish will help you to do so.

“And if you only have time to do one thing right now, please join the Digital Social Care newsletter and we will make sure you are kept updated as we move forward over the next few months. Thank you!”

Ian Turner, on behalf of Digital Social Care and the Care Provider Alliance.


Read Our Report

Over the last year, 24 local projects and 57 individual care providers have been exploring practical solutions to the challenges of data and cyber security. We’ve learnt a huge amount and you can read the full programme report, written by the Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University, here.

View Our Project Videos

Five of the people involved with our local projects have been brave enough to share their experiences in these short videos. The videos give a great flavour of the projects and they flag up some key points for us all to be aware of.

Staff training and awareness

Completing the DSPT

Completing a Data Protection Impact Assessment

Safer use of mobile phones

Experiencing a cyber attack

See the new guidance

Over the next few months we’ll be sharing lots of useful tools and guidance coming from these and other projects. First up we have new guidance on data and cyber security training materials for care providers. Download a copy here.

There is also new guidance for the commissioners of adult social care services – local councils and CCGs. The guidance has been published by the Local Government Association and can be viewed here.

If you need help right now with data and cyber security…

We have set up a helpline for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis. Call us on 0208 133 3430 (Mon-Fri 9-5) or email [email protected] for free support.

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