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1. Overview and introductory guidance

This page provides an overview of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

2. Contact us

If you have a support query, please contact us at https://www.dsptoolkit.nhs.uk/Home/Contact

3. About the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

'About the Data Security and Protection Toolkit' provides an overview of what the toolkit is, who should complete the toolkit, and why. The 'Data Security Meta Standards' document gives the bigger picture of where the standards fit in. 'Key roles and the DPO' provides a guide for social care providers to the organisational roles involved in completing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

3.1. Entry Level Evidence items (2020-21)

This outlines the entry level Data Security and Protection Toolkit evidence items.

4. Strengthening Assurance - Independent Assessment Guides 20-21

Guidance for DSPT independent assessment or audit providers, including auditors. The guidance is designed to be used by DSPT independent assessment providers, including internal auditors, when assessing DSPT submissions.

5. Organisation types

Definition of Data Security and Protection Toolkit organisation types 2020/2021.

6. Data security standards - big picture guides

These guides take you through the definitions used in the standards, what the standards are asking of you, suggestions and examples of how this might be achieved, how this relates to common current practices, and useful resources.

6.1. Data Security and Protection Toolkit on a spreadsheet

Data Security and Protection Toolkit in a spreadsheet for Category 1 NHS Trusts, Category 2 ALBs, CCGs and CSUs, Category 3 Others and Category 4 GPs.

6.2. Data security standards - big picture guides for social care

These guides for social care take you through the definitions used in the standards, what the standards are asking of you, suggestions and examples of how this might be achieved, how this relates to common current practises, and useful resources.

6.3 Additional Information on evidence item 1.4.1

Further information to support NHS Trusts, CCGs, CSUs and DHSC ALBs to complete evidence item 1.4.1

6.4. Data Security and Protection Toolkit staff awareness questions

This list of questions used in DSPT staff awareness evidence items can be used in local training materials or incorporated into local e-learning solutions.

7. Historic Data Security and Protection Toolkit guidance and training

This page provides copies of historic guidance and training for reference purposes.

7.1 Guidance carried over from the IG Toolkit

This page includes guidance carried over from the predecessor system, the 'Information Governance Toolkit'.

8. Incident reporting

Guidance on reporting an incident for GDPR and NIS.

9. Frequently asked questions

Responses to frequently asked questions regarding the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

9.1 e-Learning – data security awareness – frequently asked questions

e-Learning – data security awareness – level one (v3.0)