"Redaction" is the process of removing information from documents. It usually means blacking out any words which would reveal a person’s identity.
Redaction is used to protect people who say they were abused (and their relatives), people accused of abuse, and some others, as described in the protocol on Information and in the General Restriction Orders made by the Chair of the Inquiry.
Redaction is also used to protect other people whose personal data is in documents being published by the Inquiry.
The protocol also explains how the Inquiry prepares and publishes its transcript of hearings, and how you can apply to the Inquiry if you think there is a mistake in the transcript.