Threat of ‘cruelty, violence’ against SA disability care resident not investigated for three years

Couple tell royal commission of receiving letter threatening abuse against their nephew, who lives with an intellectual disability

A South Australian family have told of their fear after receiving an anonymous letter warning their nephew would be “abused with cruelty, violence, regularly and repeatedly” and might be poisoned or drowned at his supported disability accommodation.

The disability royal commission is continuing to investigate violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in disability services in a week-long session in Adelaide.

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