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")