Edge was set up in 2008 to provide high quality training on specialist areas of health and social service law and practice. We are able to call upon a broad range of skills as all our trainers are experts in their respective fields.

We undertake legal up date training for various groups including Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs), Best Interest Assessors (BIAs), Approved Clinicians/ Section12 doctors. In addition to refresher courses we offer a range of thematic courses such as children with complex mental health difficulties and the law, parental mental illness, lawand the older person, learning disability and the law, mental capacity law and human rights law.

We also offer more skill-oriented training such as report writing and court skills for example in dealing with the Mental Health Tribunal or the Court of Protection. In addition we offer general awareness courses on both mental health law and mental capacity law for various staff groups.

We generally work to commissions from local authorities or NHS trusts. We are happy to work with more than one authority per course to achieve good value for money. Where demand is sufficient we set up multi authority courses so that several authorities can place small numbers on one course.

In 2010 we introduced a consultancy service. The company name was changed to Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd. Several statutory organisations have found it helpful to have a consultancy arrangement with Edge so that senior staff can have access to specialists in health law and social service law. This can involve regular face to face sessions, staff supervision and email and telephone contact as required. The style of service can be tailored to the needs of the organisation.

The Edge emphasis is always on relating law to practice. Our team of experienced trainers includes judges, lawyers, psychiatrists, social workers, AMHPs and policy experts. We are happy to accept commissions across England, Wales and the Channel Islands. We pride ourselves on high quality accurate training.