The first sessions of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry will hear evidence from faith-based organisations and residential and foster care providers.
Expert witnesses, the Scottish Government and survivor groups will also give evidence at the hearings, which will begin on May 31.
The inquiry is examining historical allegations of the abuse of children in care and has been taking statements from witnesses since last spring.
It covers the period within living memory of anyone who suffered such abuse, no later than December 17, 2014.
The first phase of hearings will take place at Rosebery House in Edinburgh and is expected to last about seven weeks.
They will hear evidence of the history and governance of large care providers of residential and foster care to children in Scotland and whether there is any retrospective acknowledgement of abuse.
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