Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT)

What is the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)

  • A free, online annual self-assessment of your organisation’s data and cyber security.
  • Provides good practice advice and guidance for keeping people’s information safe.
  • It is recognised as the official tool to evaluate your compliance with legal requirements, Data Security Standards and good practice.
  • It is split into four topic areas: Staffing and Roles, Policies and Procedures, Data Security, It Systems and Devices
  • There are two stages to the DSPT:
  • Approaching Standards (a stepping-stone level towards full completion)
  • Standards Met (fully completed)
  • It covers both paper and digital records.
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Sign up to Webinars & Workshops

These workshops are for adult social care providers in Kent and Medway. They will help your organisation prepare for registering on, and completing, the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT). No technical knowledge is needed. Please see the webinar and workshop details below to see which ones will be most suitable for you to sign up for.

Upcoming Webinars & Workshops

Data Security

Event date:
July 5, 2021 2:30 PM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Data Security in the toolkit. The section includes questions around having good physical security in place for paper records, plans for what to do in case of an emergency (e.g. losing power or the internet) and managing data breaches well if something does happen.

Policies & Procedures

Event date:
July 6, 2021 2:00 PM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Policies and procedures in the toolkit. The section includes questions around being registered with the Information Commissioners Office, having data protection policy(ies) in place, and following good practice around retaining records and the destruction of them.

Policies & Procedures

Event date:
July 7, 2021 10:00 AM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Policies and procedures in the toolkit. The section includes questions around being registered with the Information Commissioners Office, having data protection policy(ies) in place, and following good practice around retaining records and the destruction of them.

Staffing & Roles

Event date:
July 7, 2021 11:00 AM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Staffing & Roles in the toolkit. This section includes questions around having a named person responsible for data security and that your induction and ongoing training covers data security and protection.

How to Register

Event date:
July 8, 2021 11:00 AM
Event duration:
1 hour

Having trouble registering on the DSPT or want to find out how to? This session will get you started, taking you step-by-step through the registration process and organisation profile, setting up your account to begin using the toolkit. Also includes troubleshooting common problems.

Data Security

Event date:
July 12, 2021 10:00 AM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Data Security in the toolkit. The section includes questions around having good physical security in place for paper records, plans for what to do in case of an emergency (e.g. losing power or the internet) and managing data breaches well if something does happen.

Policies & Procedures

Event date:
July 12, 2021 2:30 PM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Policies and procedures in the toolkit. The section includes questions around being registered with the Information Commissioners Office, having data protection policy(ies) in place, and following good practice around retaining records and the destruction of them.

Data Security

Event date:
July 13, 2021 2:00 PM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Data Security in the toolkit. The section includes questions around having good physical security in place for paper records, plans for what to do in case of an emergency (e.g. losing power or the internet) and managing data breaches well if something does happen.

Staffing & Roles

Event date:
July 13, 2021 3:29 PM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Staffing & Roles in the toolkit. This section includes questions around having a named person responsible for data security and that your induction and ongoing training covers data security and protection.

How to Register

Event date:
July 14, 2021 10:00 AM
Event duration:
1 hour

Having trouble registering on the DSPT or want to find out how to? This session will get you started, taking you step-by-step through the registration process and organisation profile, setting up your account to begin using the toolkit. Also includes troubleshooting common problems.

Data Security

Event date:
July 14, 2021 3:30 PM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Data Security in the toolkit. The section includes questions around having good physical security in place for paper records, plans for what to do in case of an emergency (e.g. losing power or the internet) and managing data breaches well if something does happen.

Policies & Procedures

Event date:
July 19, 2021 10:00 AM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Policies and procedures in the toolkit. The section includes questions around being registered with the Information Commissioners Office, having data protection policy(ies) in place, and following good practice around retaining records and the destruction of them.

IT System & Devices

Event date:
July 19, 2021 3:00 PM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to IT Systems & Devices in the toolkit. Having basic IT good practice will cover most of these questions, for example having anti-virus software in place.

Data Security

Event date:
July 20, 2021 10:30 AM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Data Security in the toolkit. The section includes questions around having good physical security in place for paper records, plans for what to do in case of an emergency (e.g. losing power or the internet) and managing data breaches well if something does happen.

IT System & Devices

Event date:
July 20, 2021 2:00 PM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to IT Systems & Devices in the toolkit. Having basic IT good practice will cover most of these questions, for example having anti-virus software in place.

IT System & Devices

Event date:
July 21, 2021 9:30 AM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to IT Systems & Devices in the toolkit. Having basic IT good practice will cover most of these questions, for example having anti-virus software in place.

Data Security

Event date:
July 21, 2021 3:30 PM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Data Security in the toolkit. The section includes questions around having good physical security in place for paper records, plans for what to do in case of an emergency (e.g. losing power or the internet) and managing data breaches well if something does happen.

How to Register

Event date:
July 23, 2021 10:00 AM
Event duration:
1 hour

Having trouble registering on the DSPT or want to find out how to? This session will get you started, taking you step-by-step through the registration process and organisation profile, setting up your account to begin using the toolkit. Also includes troubleshooting common problems.

IT System & Devices

Event date:
July 26, 2021 11:00 AM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to IT Systems & Devices in the toolkit. Having basic IT good practice will cover most of these questions, for example having anti-virus software in place.

Policies & Procedures

Event date:
July 26, 2021 2:00 PM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Policies and procedures in the toolkit. The section includes questions around being registered with the Information Commissioners Office, having data protection policy(ies) in place, and following good practice around retaining records and the destruction of them.

Data Security

Event date:
July 27, 2021 10:00 AM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Data Security in the toolkit. The section includes questions around having good physical security in place for paper records, plans for what to do in case of an emergency (e.g. losing power or the internet) and managing data breaches well if something does happen.

Staffing & Roles

Event date:
July 27, 2021 11:00 AM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Staffing & Roles in the toolkit. This section includes questions around having a named person responsible for data security and that your induction and ongoing training covers data security and protection.

IT System & Devices

Event date:
July 27, 2021 3:00 PM
Event duration:
1 hour

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to IT Systems & Devices in the toolkit. Having basic IT good practice will cover most of these questions, for example having anti-virus software in place.

How to Register

Event date:
July 29, 2021 10:30 AM
Event duration:
1 hour

Having trouble registering on the DSPT or want to find out how to? This session will get you started, taking you step-by-step through the registration process and organisation profile, setting up your account to begin using the toolkit. Also includes troubleshooting common problems.

How to Register

Having trouble registering on the DSPT or want to find out how to? This session will get you started, taking you step-by-step through the registration process and organisation profile, setting up your account to begin using the toolkit. Also includes troubleshooting common problems.

Staffing and Roles

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Staffing & Roles in the toolkit. This section includes questions around having a named person responsible for data security and that your induction and ongoing training covers data security and protection.

Policies and Procedures

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Policies and procedures in the toolkit. The section includes questions around being registered with the Information Commissioners Office, having data protection policy(ies) in place, and following good practice around retaining records and the destruction of them.

Data Security

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to Data Security in the toolkit. The section includes questions around having good physical security in place for paper records, plans for what to do in case of an emergency (e.g. losing power or the internet) and managing data breaches well if something does happen.

IT System & Devices

This session will help you to prepare and start answering the questions related to IT Systems & Devices in the toolkit. Having basic IT good practice will cover most of these questions, for example having anti-virus software in place.

1:1 Sessions

If you’re not sure where to start with the DSPT or would like some support with specific areas or questions within the toolkit, then book a 1:1 session to get you started. Further 1:1 sessions can also be arranged.

Contact the DSPT Team

For webinars, workshops, 1:1 support and the helpline please contact Kent County Council

Email: dspt@kent.gov.uk

Free review and tailored advice on your Data Security and Protection Toolkit publication

The Better Security, Better Care team can check your responses to questions and
provide advice on what you need to do in order to improve. It is a free, but limited
service – so get your request in as soon as possible.

Data Security and Protection Toolkit reviews - Digital Social Care

Get free support on the Data Security and Protection Toolkit. We can review your DSPT responses and advise on how to improvement.