07 Dec 2023
by Policy, Practice and Innovation Team

Digital Care Hub have created an e-learning course for all adult social care staff to help improve their knowledge on data security.

The free course, which meets the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) training requirements consists of four modules:

  • “Module 1: Data protection rights and responsibilities covers the importance of data security and protection in the care system and staff’s personal responsibility to handle data safely.
  • Module 2: Keeping data secure covers the importance of keeping data secure through good record keeping and data disposal, and how to share confidential data securely.
  • Module 3: Threats to data security looks at the threats to data security that employees might encounter, including common types of fraud and scams and how to safely use and keep digital and paper records.
  • Module 4: Data breaches explains what data breaches are, the causes of data breaches and what to do in the event of a breach.
  • Assessment quiz: The assessment includes 20 questions relating to all four modules. Trainees are required to get 80% or more correct in order to download the certificate.”

Our Chief Executive, Dr Jane Townson OBE commented on the publication of the e-course

“Care providers are increasingly aware of how important it is to train their staff on good data and cyber security practice. But until now, there hasn’t been anything really tailored to the specific needs and circumstances faced by our sector’s staff.

“This new elearning course from Better Security, Better Care is the missing piece of the puzzle – and it complies with the training requirements in the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.”

Digital Care Hub are hosting a webinar on Tuesday 12 December between 3:30 – 4:30pm to introduce you to their data protection and cyber security resources. The event will be chaired by Programme Director of Better Security, Better Care, Michelle Corrigan and will also include a presentation on the uses of e-learning by Fiona Richardson of IPC Oxford Brookes University. Click here to book your place.

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