Partnership DSA (Data Sharing Agreement) Template

Also known as an Information Sharing Agreement (ISA) this template is shared to assist partnerships and police forces around the UK by providing a starting point for sharing data with each other in order to support crime prevention, detection and other important policing functions including safeguarding.

This template is based on the DSA (Data Sharing Agreement) template that was shared by the NBCC in 2018 when the GDPR came into force by virtue of the Data Protection Act 2018. Data Sharing Agreements were previously referred to as Information Sharing Agreements and the terms, as well as DSA and ISA, are often used interchangeably due to legacy documents.

The template was reviewed by Sussex Police in 2019 to improve the document. The references to Sussex and Surrey have been removed from the main document below but the example forms and processes in the appendices are specific for Sussex and Surrey. These are provided in order to assist with the creation of force specific forms and should not be used directly.

The agreement template may not suit all partnerships and forces and therefore care must be taken when using it to ensure that all the contents are relevant. Text is highlighted in the document where special attention is required.

The Local Process manual is a document that describes how the agreement will be managed practically at a local level. Examples of a local process manual and referenced documents, kindly provided by the Brighton and Hove BCRP are also available to assist with creating local versions.

Data Sharing Agreement

Main Data Sharing Agreement (DSA)

docNBCC_BCRP_ISA_V4.4.doc985.50 KB


Example Documents

Example Local Process Manual

docxExample_Local_Process_Manual.docx22.31 KB

Processing data (Adults)

pdfExample_Processing_Manual_Adults_-_Brighton_and_Hove.pdf665.79 KB

 Processing data (Children)

pdfExample_Processing_Manual_Children_-_Brighton_and_Hove.pdf731.27 KB

Example Exclusion Scheme details

pdfExample_Exclusion_Notice_Scheme_-_Brighton_and_Hove.pdf381.17 KB

 Example Legitimate Interest Assessment

pdfExample_Legitimate_Interest_Assessment_-_Brighton_and_Hove.pdf382.66 KB