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Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit Templates

Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit Templates

SKU: 5482
Publishers: IT Governance Publishing
Format: Microsoft Office suite
ISBN13: 9781787781726
  • A full set of documentation templates to help your organisation comply with the requirements of the DSP (Data Security and Protection) Toolkit.
  • Updated in accordance with the June 2019 DSP Toolkit.
  • Quickly and easily develop the evidence needed for your submission and ensure you meet the requirements of the ten data security standards.
  • Guarantee complete compliance, with comprehensive tools and documents including the 2019–20 DSP Toolkit Action Plan, DPIA (data protection impact assessment) Tool, Data Flow Mapping Spreadsheet and Risk Treatment Plan.
  • Save time and money with more than 80 ready-to-implement policies and procedures
  • Have confidence in your documentation with guidance from information security specialists.
  • Suitable for category 3 organisations. (This toolkit is only suitable for category 3 organisations. NHS Trusts, GPs and NHS partners will need to contact us for further details.)

This toolkit is compatible with the Windows versions of Office 2016, 2013 and 2010. If you use one of these Office versions on a Mac, or are using an older version of Office, please contact us.

Buy now, pay later! Enjoy the benefits of paying by purchase order with an IT Governance corporate account. Apply online today or call our service centre team on +44 (0)1474 556685.

Price: £445.00
ex vat

Why choose the DSP Toolkit Templates?

 Comply without breaking the bank

A fast and cost-effective route to compliance without the added expense of consultancy.

 Ongoing updates  

Continually modified, updated and adapted based on customer feedback.

 Guaranteed compliance

Directly aligned to the requirements of the DSP Toolkit, the templates will ensure complete coverage of all ten data security standards.

 Ensure you’re on the right track

Get your assessment right first time with professional guidance and a complete set of tools and templates. .

How does our toolkit help you comply?

 Understand exactly what you need to achieve compliance

The 2019–20 DSP Toolkit Action Plan runs through the self-assessment questionnaire and provides a comprehensive list of the required supporting evidence. Refer to the detailed tooltips for further support and information to guide you through the process.

 Manage your privacy risks

Ascertain if you need to conduct a DPIA with the built-in DPIA Tool and identify any risks to the personal data you process.

 Improve your visibility over the personal data you process

Easily identify and visualise your data flows with the Data Flow Mapping Spreadsheet. Monitor any cross-border data transfers and understand exactly what personal data you store and process.

 Understand your risks

Identify and monitor your asset-based vulnerabilities and put in place the necessary policies and procedures to mitigate the risk with the Risk Treatment Plan.

 Determine the competences required for specific roles

Understand the skills needed for specific roles with the Training Needs and Competence Matrix, and easily track, record and demonstrate who has completed staff training.

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Why choose IT Governance?

  • Our DSP Toolkit templates have been developed by industry experts, so you can be sure your documentation is accurate and fully compliant with NHS requirements. 
  • Speed up your documentation process by adding your company logo and customising roles to automate input of common fields.
  • Easily track and record progress for stakeholders.
  • Trust the experts and shop with confidence like the 9,000 organisations that are already using our toolkits.
Course details

DSP Toolkit Templates

 Guidance Documents

 Project Tools

 Guidance Documents

 Administrative documents

Leadership Obligation One: People

 Data Standard One

 Data Standard Two

 Data Standard Three

Leadership Obligation Two: Process

 Data Standard Four

 Data Standard Five

 Data Standard Six

 Data Standard Seven

 Data Standard Eight

 Data Standard Nine

 Data Standard Ten

 Blank templates

Technical information

Technical Specifications

  • This toolkit is available for immediate download. After purchasing, you will receive an email with a download link.
  • We provide a free 12-month update service*, ensuring that you get all recent updates with any improvements and changes that we make. Your feedback is vital to the development of our toolkits, as is the consultant and client work we do, so please get in touch and let us know if you find that there is room for improvement.
  • We provide an unlimited drafting support service. Unlimited drafting support entails help setting up, customising and using the templates, including help interpreting the document structure.
  • Drafting support does not extend to consultancy and implementation advice, as the toolkit is a project resource, not an out-of-the-box solution. Documentation toolkits, like a standard or regulation, are designed to be used by organisations of all types and sizes. Organisations may need to develop specific content relevant to their internal processes and activities.
  • This toolkit is compatible with Office 2016, 2013, 2010. If you use one of these Office versions on a MAC, or are using an older version of Office, please contact us.

* Updates based on new editions of a Standard or Regulation are not included.


What is a documentation toolkit?

Most management systems, compliance and certification projects require documented policies, procedures and work instructions. ITGP toolkits are a comprehensive resource, designed and field-tested to meet specific documentation requirements.

A toolkit is a collection of customisable templates written by industry experts to help you produce documentation that meets the requirements of your chosen management system standard, compliance or certification project.

Why would I want a documentation toolkit?

Our documentation toolkits are designed to minimise the time and money that an organisation spends writing and developing the documents themselves.

Can I see more sample documents before purchasing?

We would be more than happy to help with that. Please contact us at with the document that you would like to view. All documents can be found in the contents list.

Why are there square brackets found in the sample documents?

These square brackets represent content that has been removed for sample purposes. Once purchased, you will see the full content.

Can I print and edit the sample documents?

No, the sample documents contained in this trial cannot be printed or amended. If you purchase the full toolkit you will be able to customise the documents and print as necessary.

Will it work in my organisation?

Our documentation toolkits are suitable for organisations of any type or size, whether they are in the public or private sector, and contain the necessary documentation templates and tools for your implementation project. While some document templates may not initially be relevant within the scope of your project, they may prove valuable over time as your business grows.

Is the toolkit a software product that I need to install?

No, it is not a software product that you need to install. However, the documents use a certified macro that enables you to set document classification levels and to quickly fill in certain repetitive fields throughout the documentation templates, such as your company logo, name and address. Our code has a signed certificate verifying that we are the publishers.

Will the macros work on my Mac or older versions of Word?

No, the macros we have created do not work under these versions. The macros allow you to populate relevant fields in the documentation with your business details. The issue between the two versions of Office (running on Windows vs running on Mac) is that the Office VBA module and content controls supported on Windows PC are not supported by Office on Mac, and our templates have been built in a Windows Office environment using such features. 

The toolkit will still function on a Mac or with older versions of Office, but repetitive fields that would have been completed by the macro will not be populated and will have to be completed manually.

If you have a Mac or an older version of Word, please contact us and we can send you the relevant toolkit. Please email us at or call +44 (0)333 666 9000.

Can we use the toolkit for multiple companies?

Our copyright notice does not allow for this. You can only use the toolkit once per organisation. If you require more than one toolkit, for example if you are a consultant, please get in touch to discuss copyright terms and discounts for multiple purchases. 

Can I buy only specific documents?

Yes! You can find out more information on individual templates here. Or alternatively look at our Build Your Own Toolkit service.

What payment methods can I use to purchase the toolkit?

You can purchase our toolkits straight from our secure payment platform, but we do have alternative options. Please contact us at or call +44 (0)333 666 9000 if you would like to use an alternative payment method.

Can I purchase more than one toolkit?

Of course! We have no restrictions on how many toolkits can be purchased at a time. Some of our toolkits can be integrated with each other through bolt-ons. Please let us know if you would like further information.

Can I speak to someone if I have any queries?

Absolutely. You can speak to our friendly team who are always happy to help. You can contact them at or call +44 (0)333 666 9000.

Are the toolkits fit to use ‘straight out of the box’?

Toolkits are not an out-of-the-box solution for your project, so you will need to do more than ‘fill in the blanks’. Our documentation toolkits provide a framework for documenting your project, with content and guidance written by experts. You will need to ensure the templates are edited to truly reflect the nature of your business and the environment within which it operates.

Compliance, management systems and certification projects are complex and require a lot more work than just documentation, and this should be considered when purchasing a toolkit.

Do you offer refunds and returns?

As documentation toolkits cannot be physically returned, we are unable to offer refunds. Please check that your chosen format is suitable for your computer environment before completing your purchase.

For more information, please see our terms and conditions. If you have any concerns, please contact us at

For further information, or for help post-purchase, please visit our FAQs page.

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