Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health
Location: England: East, England: East Midlands, England: Isle of Wight, England: London, England: South East, England: South West, England: West Midlands
Steve trained as a social worker in 1983, became an ASW in 1987 and a Best Interests Assessor in 2009. He left local authority employment in 2014.
He practiced as an Approved MH Professional and was borough AMHP lead from 2001-13. During 2013/14 he managed an inner London assessment and care management service.
Steve was borough Mental Capacity Act lead until 2008. He was seconded to DH as London implementation lead for MCA/DoLS until 2011. He continues to practice as a BIA. He has delivered training since 1998, mainly on mental health and mental capacity issues.
He has been a panel member for two reviews of child deaths and has been reviewer for two Safeguarding Adults Reviews.
I work with: Court assessments, Expert witness, Government offices, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Practice assessment, Private/ independent sector, Regulatory bodies, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Supervision, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector
Professional registrations: Health & Care Professions Council (England)
Best interests assessor, mental capacity assessments.