For some people their witness statement will be the whole of their evidence to the Inquiry.
Some people will be asked by the Inquiry to give evidence at a public hearing. Not everyone who has given a witness statement to the Inquiry will be asked.
At your private session or review meeting with the Inquiry you will have been asked if you are prepared to give evidence at a public hearing. People who tell us they were abused will not be made to give evidence in public about their own abuse.
Before a public hearing the Inquiry decides who it will ask to give evidence at that hearing. If we want you to give evidence, we will contact you about this.
Please click here to find out what happens at public hearings.