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Guidance and support documentation.

1. Overview and introductory guidance

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

2. Contact us

If you have a support query, please get in touch.

3. About the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

This page provides an overview of what the toolkit is, who should complete the toolkit, and why.

4. Strengthening Assurance - Independent Assessment Guides 21-22

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

This document defines the organisation types within the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

6. Data security standards - big picture guides

These ten guides provide more information on the ten data security standards, including suggestions and examples of how the standards might be achieved.

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

These guides for social care take provide more information on the ten data security standards, including suggestions and examples of how the standards might be achieved.

6.3 Additional Information on evidence item 1.1.2

Further information to support NHS Trusts, CCGs, CSUs and DHSC ALBs to complete evidence item 1.1.2

6.4. Data Security and Protection Toolkit staff awareness questions

This list of questions 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)