To be a “core participant” you have to have a significant role in the things being investigated by the Inquiry. A core participant could be a person, a group, or an organisation. The significant role could be about all or only some of the things the Inquiry is looking into.
A core participant is more involved in the process of an inquiry than a member of the public.
The Inquiry Chair decides who is a core participant.
There are detailed rules (called a protocol) on core participant status and an application form for anyone who wants to apply to be one. You can find a link to the protocol and application form at the foot of this page.
The following organisations or individuals have been designated as core participants so far:
- FBGA (Former Boys and Girls Abused of Quarriers Homes)
- INCAS (In Care Abuse Survivors)
- The Chief Constable of Police Scotland
- The Scottish Ministers
- The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul
- The Church of Scotland Social Care Council ("Crossreach")
- The Care Inspectorate
- The Sisters of Nazareth