The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry was set up on 1 October 2015 to look into the abuse of children in care.
The time period of the Inquiry is from living memory and can be to present day.
The Inquiry will raise public awareness of the abuse of children in care and will provide an opportunity for public acknowledgement of the suffering of the children.
The Inquiry will report to Scottish Government Ministers with recommendations for the future to improve the law, policies and practices in Scotland. The report will also be presented to the Scottish Parliament.
The Inquiry continues to take evidence from people who were abused.