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Data and cyber security: guidance for commissioners of adult social care services

A rough guide to supporting adult social care providers to improve data and cyber security measures.

This guidance is based on experiences since the implementation of the Care Act and is not formal guidance and should not be applied as such. It should be used to have conversations about how the issues raised can be dealt with locally. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon in that capacity. Independent legal advice should always be sought. It is likely to change in the light of further experience and will be reviewed as appropriate.

Signposting, advice and awareness training

Signposting by commissioners and providing an authoritative source of advice helps to raise awareness of data and cyber security within the sector. The following are recommended:

Further support to care providers with data and cyber security

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