Steven Richards

Edge Training & Consultancy Ltd

Steven Richards is a Director of Edge training and has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, both for the NHS and voluntary sector. Steven is a Mental Health Act Reviewer with the Care Quality Commission, reviewing the care and treatment of people detained under the Act.

He is also used by the CQC as a specialist advisor on the Mental Capacity Act and DoLS during inspections of services. Steven delivers training on the MCA across England and Wales to health and social care professionals and most recently has delivered training on the Liberty Protection Safeguards to members of the House of Lords.

Steven is co-author of three books:

Working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 – 3rd edition (ISBN: 978-0-9552349-5-8)
Working with the Mental Health Act – 3rd edition (ISBN: 978-0-9552349-4-1)
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Handbook – 1st edition (ISBN: 978-0-9931324-0-7)

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Replacing DoLS: the Liberty Protection Safeguards for care homes

The Liberty Protection Safeguards are due to replace DoLS in the future and will mean new duties and responsibilities for care homes and other care providers. This seminar will provide essential information on the key elements of LPS and how they affect the people you provide care for, your staff and your care home.

Steven Richards will be speaking in the following theatre:

Theatre 7 - Tuesday 12.30 - 13.00: Replacing DoLS: the Liberty Protection Safeguards for care homes