Katie Price shares heartbreak after deciding to put disabled son Harvey into care

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Katie Price has told of her heartbreak after deciding it would best for her disabled son Harvey if he went into full-time care.

The 18-year-old – who was born with multiple disabilities including partial blindness, Prader-Willi syndrome and autism – is set to move into a residential college later this year.

Price, 42, told The Sun it was emotional to think of not seeing her son every day and that the decision was very tough.

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But the mum-of-five said it was the “best thing” for Harvey, whose dad is footballer Dwight Yorke, as it will help to give him the skills he needs to lead an independent life in the future. She also hopes it will give him the chance to make friends.

Katie Price with her son Harvey leaves Portcullis House in London after giving evidence to the Commons Petitions Committee where she called for online abuse to be made a specific offence. (Photo by Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images)
Katie Price and her son Harvey in London (Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images)

“It breaks my heart,” she said.

“I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him.”

Price went on: “It’s so upsetting to think I won’t see him every day but this is the best thing for Harvey and we have to think positively because I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him.

“This is his chance to live an independent life, learn skills and socialise with people other than me.”

Price and Harvey have been viewing potential places suitable for the teen and believe they have found the right one in Gloucestershire.

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Harvey is due to start in September but Price said she wasn’t totally sure about the start date because of the restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The star is also mum to son Junior, 15 and daughter Princess, 13, from her former relationship with Peter Andre, and son Jett seven, and daughter Bunny, six, with her ex Kieran Hayler.

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