Better Security, Better Care

Free support available to help you complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)

We are helping local care and support providers in Cornwall and the IoS to evaluate and improve their data and cyber security.  

As an Adult Social Care provider, you know how important it is to have access to good information about the people you support and your staff. In order to store and share that information safely, you need to be confident that your paper and digital records are secure.

We have been awarded a grant to support local care providers on their data security journey as part of the national Better Security, Better Care programme.  

The programme will help you to evaluate and improve your data and cyber security. This means you can reassure the people you support and their families, your staff, commissioners, regulators, and health and care partners, that you are following good practice – and meeting legal and regulatory requirements. 

Our main focus is to help you to understand the importance of data and cyber security, and complete an annual, online self-assessment using the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)

As a local support partner, we offer free support to help you to: 

  • reduce the risk of suffering from cyber crime and data breaches
  • reassure the people you support, their families and your staff that they can trust you with their data 
  • carry out your annual self-assessment of your data and cyber security arrangements using the nationally-recognised Data and Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT) 
  • identify areas where you need to improve, and develop an improvement plan 
  • comply with data protection legislation and Care Quality Commission’s expectations on confidentiality and security 
  • access key services such as NHSmail and shared care record

From March 2021 onwards, we will be providing a range of information and support including: 

  • Webinars 
  • Workshops (digital)
  • One to one support completing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit
  • Helpdesk