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DCHC, in partnership with the CCG and the Better Security Better Care, are offering free local support to care providers to evaluate and improve their data and cyber security and complete an annual, online self-assessment using the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT). 

Better Security, Better Care is a national and local support programme to help adult social care providers to store and share information safely. It covers paper and digital records and focuses on helping care providers to complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit – the annual, online self-assessment.

As a care provider, 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, CQC regulators, local authorities and health and care partners, that you are following good practice – and meeting legal and regulatory requirements.

You do not have to be a data or digital expert to get support. The programme can support you – wherever you are on your data security journey. And it has been confirmed that the programme will continue through 2022/23.


If you have never started the DSPT, or maybe have done some work on it in previous years, come along to one of our introductory sessions to get started. We will cover what exactly the DSPT is, what the new changes are, how to register, and what your next steps are.

Getting Started Webinar 

1st November 10am - 11am 

2nd November 10am- 11am 

8th November 10am -11am 

9th November 10am -11am 

15th November 10am - 11am 

16th November 10am -11am 

22nd November 10am- 11am 

23rd November 10am - 11am

29th November 10am - 11am 

30th November 10am - 11am 

If you've already made a start to the DSPT and would like some support answering the questions, then we are offering tailored 1-2-1 sessions in order to support you. 

These are 2 hour sessions, going through all of the questions in two of the four topic areas of the DSPT.

For these sessions you need to already have registered with the DSPToolkit and have your ICO registration in place.

If you need any assistance whilst completing the DSPT, we have launched a local helpline to assist you with any questions and signposting to resources. If the times of our events do not suit we are more than happy to assist you via a 1-2-1 session, which have proven very time effective, please contact me directly for assistance or to book in - sara.small@devoncarehomes.org 

DSPT Devon, Plymouth and Torbay helpline: 01626 912620 

The helpline is open from 2-5pm Monday to Friday

Better Security Better Care also have some helpful resources to support you in completing the DSPT


Here is a link to a 3 minute video highlighting the benefits of DSPT: https://vimeo.com/560873208

If you are reviewing and republishing your toolkit a host of information is available to you here: https://www.digitalsocialcare.co.uk/?s=review+and+republish

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