Mandatory Safeguarding Training 2020 

To help support the training delivered by the diocesan safeguarding team, completion of an online safeguarding training course will be mandatory for anyone who has a role within the church as per the Training and Development policy. The course is free, and is supported by the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults and Children Board. This basic C0-level training is complementary and a pre-requisite to the group face-to-face training levels C1, C2, and C3 and does not replace it.  The ‘certificate of completion’ will be required on the day of face-to-face training.  A redacted real certificate image is include at the end of this document for clarity.  To undertake the online safeguarding training course ‘Safeguarding Everyone’, please follow the instructions below:
Please note: the e-learning event will only work by using Google Chrome to access it.


  1. You must first register as a user.
  2. Type into your web browser. This will take you to the ‘Virtual College’ where you will need to select ‘Register’ from the options shown. This will take you to the ‘Self Registration’ page, where you will need to choose the ‘Register’ option at the end of the text.
  1. You will now be taken to the self-registration page. Please select the following group to ensure no charges are incurred.
 Group        Search for “Lincoln Diocese”                  then select “Lincoln Diocese – Parish Volunteers”

Please select ‘Register’ to continue.
  1. Once completed, a user login and password will be generated automatically and sent to the email address used for initial registration. 
    You will be prompted to change this when you use this to log in at
  1. From the portal, select the tab “Available Training” and then “Safeguarding Everyone”.  Select Start and follow the steps through to start the first module of the course.
  2. Once started, the course will be available on the “Active Learning” tab, saved at the place where you got to previously.
  3. Please note that the diocese safeguarding team might not always be available to assist you. If in doubt, please request assistance by emailing
  4. Please remember to print off the certificate upon completion of the session and bring it along to any safeguarding training session that you attend.

To download a PDF of this guidance and further details, please click here.

Richard Crossland, 16/02/2020