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Adult social care data and cyber security programme report 2018-19

Report | May 2019

The Adult Social Care Data and Cyber Security Discovery Programme was funded by the national cyber security programme to explore how the adult social care sector uses technology and to identify good practice, as well as security risks, prevalent in the sector.

This report identifies the common, key risks that provider services face. In addition, it considers the effectiveness of existing support for providers and the changes needed nationally and locally to systems and support in order to maintain cyber security and good information governance.

IPC was commissioned by the Local Government Association, Care Provider Alliance and Department of Health and Social Care to carry out the project. The research took place from October 2018 until March 2019 in three local authority areas: North Yorkshire, Central Bedfordshire and Greenwich and included a representative sample of care providers of all types, sizes and levels of use of technology operating in these areas. We also published five case studies, written in collaboration with participating providers, that illustrate some of the good practice in data and cyber security that we found.

Download the Executive Summary of the report