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Katie Price considering putting son Harvey in residential care

She said he's becoming a "danger to himself"

Katie Price has said she's considering putting her son Harvey in residental care as he's become a "danger to himself".

Harvey, 16, is partially blind, autistic and has Prader-Willi syndrome and Katie said he's been acting up at home and his siblings can sometimes be "scared" of him.

During an appearance on Victoria Derbsyshire's BBC Two show on Wednesday, Katie said she "hates" the thought of putting Harvey in care, but she's got to do what's best for him.

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Katie said Harvey has "smashed windows, eight iPads and lots of TVs".

She said: "It's got to the stage now, he's a danger to himself, for the first time ever I might have to have him in residential home Monday to Friday.

"He knows if he kicks off in the morning the driver won’t take him and he’s missing out on his education. He just wants to be with me all the time."

She continued: "I’ve never had respite. I don’t have a carer. I do it all myself. But I hate it because he is my life.

Katie said she's considering putting Harvey in residential care throughout the week (Credit: BBC)

For the first time ever I might have to have him in residential home Monday to Friday.

"I’ve got to do what’s best for him and it won’t be forever. When he’s smashing things and the kids are scared because he’s big I’ve got to do it for him.

"If there is anyone out there who could give me advice and let me know how they cope when they go residential."

Katie, 40, appeared on the show to talk about her campaign to make online abuse a criminal offence, which recently won the backing of a parliamentary committee.

Katie started the campaign following the online abuse Harvey has received.

She said on the BBC show: "He is so innocent sitting here. What do you get out of picking on someone like this?

Katie started to campaign following the online abuse Harvey has received (Credit: Instagram @officialkatieprice)

"I have named and shamed a lot of them but I don’t know why they want to pick on him.

"People may slate me as well but whether you like me or hate me you can’t knock me for this. I would like to take it worldwide. Why not?"

The star has Harvey from her previous relationship with Dwight Yorke.

Instagram @officialkatieprice

Katie with daughter Bunny and sons Jett and Harvey (Credit: Instagram @officialkatieprice)

Read more: Katie Price reveals she's adopting a child from Nigeria

Katie also has son Junior, 13, and daughter Princess, 11, with ex-husband Peter Andre and Jett, five, and daughter Bunny, four, with her third husband Kieran Hayler.

Katie recently revealed she plans to adopt a Nigerian orphan.

Speaking on This Morning last month: "I've always said I've always wanted to adopt a child. I don't care if they've got disabilities - just because I feel I can offer a place."

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