The following is an extract of several emails between myself and social services over the last few days, regarding my request to see my wife's care assessment. After finally getting to read the assessment there was nothing controversial at all in it, which begs the question of why put up all the barriers in the first place? Social services extracts are shown in blue text. Following "best interest" meeting this week, Could you send me my wife's care assessment? In respect of the paperwork new assessments will need to be completed and there is a procedure to follow when requesting paperwork. If you still wish to follow this I can send you the details however we will need to consider why you need the paperwork and unfortunately at this stage you do not have any legal powers such as Power of Attorney which may be an issue Why have I requested the assessments? because when I have talked to other professionals they tell me to look at the care assessment or look at the risk assessment. Are you telling me that I have been given false advice? So I will ask again, please forward me the care and risk assessments as they stand now. I think it would be best if we met in person so that we can discuss things on a face to face basis as it is so easy to misunderstand things when they are in an e-mail and it is difficult to explain comments. I totally appreciate that you want to ask questions and receive answers. Sorry, that is not good enough! Either tell me I have no right to see the assessments on my wife, or send them to me now. I have discussed this further and we will give you a copy of the assessment. I could find a room at our office for you to sit and go through it and then I can return and hopefully answer any questions that you have with regards to the assessment. Alternatively we can e-mail this to you password protected.