Steven Richards


Steven Richards is a specialist advisor on the Mental Capacity Act and a Mental Health Act Reviewer with the Care Quality Commission. He is a Director of Edge Training and Consultancy 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 represented directly before the Court of Protection. Steven is co-author of three books and also co authors several wall charts on the Acts and an App on the Mental Capacity Act







What people say about Steven:

"Excellent training- trainer was extremely knowledgable, made complex information easy to understand, apply and retain and made the day very interesting."

"Excellent trainer, very knowledgable and interesting"

"Trainer was extremely enthusiastic and held my interest throughout the whole day. Very informative and enjoyable session."

"Absolutely excellent. Extremely useful and presented wonderfully well- informative, knowledgable and personable trainer who made it fun!!!"


Wall Charts

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (co-author)
Mental Health Act 1983 (co-author)
Mental Capacity Act 2005 (co-author)
Consent to treatment and care (co-author)


The Mental Capacity Act (App)


The Maze- The Maudsley Hospital’s guide to the Mental Health Act 1983 (Steven was one of the original authors).

Working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 - 2nd edition (ISBN: 978-0-9552349-3-4)

Working with the Mental Health Act - 3rd edition (ISBN: 978-0-9552349-4-1).

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