Data Security and Protection Lead role in social care

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Start: 12:00

End: 13:00

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In order to meet the National Data Guardian’s 10 data security standards, social care organisations are strongly encouraged to have someone who is responsible for data security and protection, and who will champion the principles of good data protection. This person is called a Data Security and Protection Lead.

Skills for Care and Institute for Public Care (IPC) as part of the Better Security, Better Care Programme, will be running an online webinar for providers of adult social care to highlight and explain this new role being introduced into the sector.

The webinars are being repeated on:

Tuesday 5 October, 2 pm – 3 pm  Click here to register

Wednesday 20 October, 12 noon – 1 pm  Click here to register

Wednesday 10 November, 11 am – 12 noon  Click here to register

You only need to attend one of the webinars.

Spaces are limited and there will be an expectation for participation at the end of the session and completion of a short online evaluation with the Skills for Care Evidence and Impact team at the end of the presentation.

Who should attend?

We understand that this role is new, so it is unlikely you will already have someone in this role. The possible DSPL for your organisation should attend this webinar. When considering who should attend please ensure that the attendee matches the following.

As a guide, the person who would undertake the role of DSPL needs to be at a sufficiently senior level so they can speak with authority on the subject to all levels of the organisation.

You can either:

  • appoint a Data Security and Protection Lead (DPSL) or
  • incorporate it into an existing role.

The role holder will be supported to have:

  • enhanced knowledge and awareness of data protection regulations and processes
  • an awareness of the correct processes, to act as a guardian of these and to be alert to any possible issues or breaches of data.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • recognise the importance of data protection and cyber security in adult social care
  • understand why the organisation requires a data security and protection lead role
  • differentiate and describe specialist roles for data and cyber security
  • outline what the role covers
  • establish the next steps to take to implement the data security and protection lead role in their organisation.
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