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Steven Richards

Steven is a Director of Edge and has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, both for the NHS and voluntary sector. He has been an in-patient advocate for Mind and as an advocate Steven represented directly before the Court of Protection. Steven was a Mental Health Act Reviewer with the Care Quality Commission for over 10 years and also worked with the CQC as a specialist advisor on the Mental Capacity Act and DoLS. 

He delivers training on the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act across England and Wales to health and social care professionals. Steven has experience of training a wide variety of services including local authorities, CCGs, NHS Trusts, the police, hospices and prison health services. He has spoken at a series of Health Education England conferences on the MCA at the end of life and delivered training on the draft Liberty Protection Safeguards bill to members of the House of Lords.

Steven is co-author of three books:

He also co-authors several wall charts on the Acts and an App on the Mental Capacity Act (see below).

Wall Charts all available from or


The Mental Capacity Act (App) available from the App Store or Google Play

What people say about Steven:

“Very entertaining & interactive trainer – good use of different presenting techniques to make a difficult subject fun. Thank you”

“Fabulous – this will be so useful and Steven presents the information in an engaging style : ) ”

“Excellent as usual – very informative and interesting”

“Excellent course and excellent delivery”

“Fantastic engaging trainer”

“Steven is as thought provoking and engaging as ever”

“The delivery of the material was excellent which was important to my role as a BIA. I have gained more knowledge and awareness. My practice will definitely improve”

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