If you have completed the DSPT to STANDARDS MET in the last 12 months you need to take the following action:

The questions within the DSPT were updated on the 1st December 2020, so even if you published your DSPT in November 2020 (or before) you will need to sign in again to make sure that your submission is up to date for the 2020/2021 DSPT Year.


Why do I need to do this?

The DSPT has been criticised as being too technical and difficult to understand, so many of the questions have been simplified or updated to reflect the world we work in at the moment (eg using more mobile devices) or have been removed all together.


As you have published the DSPT before at Standards Met, this should not take you too long to do.  You will need to sign into your DSPT account and answer the new questions.. Any questions that have not been changed from the previous version will have your answers carried over. Once you have answered the new questions and confirmed each section (remember you only need to complete those marked ' Mandatory') you can republish the toolkit for the coming year.


What if I need more help?

The new version of the Toolkit is written in much plainer language and each question has much more comprehensive guidance as to what is required, so we think most providers should find it very straightforward. 

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