Jersey's Health Minister says he is 'ashamed' of the mental health facilities available for young people in the island.
Senator Andrew Green is giving evidence to the investigation into historical abuse in Jersey.
He has been asked by the panel about the child and adolescent mental health service, known as CAMHS, which he says is often intervening too late.
He has also hit out at fellow politicians who he claims don't take personal responsibility for ensuring young people are fully protected and supported by the States, which he described as ‘the corporate parent.’
He has revealed £230,000 has been ear marked to provide training to the States, including for politicians, to ensure everybody plays their part.
The Minister also wants more help made available as the children get older.