Chapter 4: Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm

1. Which of the following best describes safeguarding?

  1. concerned with upholding people’s right to live safely, free from abuse and neglect
  2. concerned with protecting vulnerable adults
  3. concerned with taking action when abuse occurs
  4. concerned only with people living in community settings

Answer: A

2. Which of the following is NOT a principle that underpins safeguarding?

  1. empowerment
  2. punishment
  3. prevention
  4. accountability

Answer: B

3. Which of the following terms is currently used to refer in policy and legislation to adults who may require safeguarding?

  1. adults at risk of harm
  2. adults who have been abused
  3. vulnerable adults
  4. adults who are vulnerable

Answer: A

4. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is concerned with ______.

  1. consent and capacity
  2. deprivation of liberty
  3. neglect and willful mistreatment
  4. all of these

Answer: D

5. According to the NMC with whom should you first raise concerns if you feel that an adult is, or is at risk of, being harmed?

  1. your professional regulator
  2. your immediate line manager
  3. the press or other media
  4. a higher level manager in your organization

Answer: B