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Complex family history. Basically a family member with Down’s syndrome lives with one parent. Other parent who used to be primary carer died several years ago. The parent does the bare minimal however the vulnerable adult rarely goes outside the home, has no respite or carers and is left to watch TV all day every day. There are other young adults in house (siblings). They are being used to look after the vulnerable adult as parent will go out and rely on others to look after the adult on a daily basis. Family member with Down Syndrome with no capacity is at times left alone. One of the younger adults has reached out to say they are worried that the vulnerable adult “is being left to rot” however parent will not have any form of help. The younger adults cannot cope with being held responsible for constant 24 hour care for vulnerable persons. I’m estranged and do not visit the household or parent. Do I contact social services with the information I have?
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