Katie Price says Harvey has scars from self-harming as she is issued alarming sectioning warning

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Katie Price fears for her son's future if his move into care doesn't work as she opened up about his self-harming scars – and is told sectioning is possible.

She has explained that Harvey gets anxiety when she is not around and causes harm to himself when he lashes out.

In new BBC documentary, Katie Price: Harvey and Me, the 42 year old mum-of-five lays bare the situation.

She hears that her disabled eldest could be sectioned if he is unable to successfully make the transition to college later this year.

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This weekend, Katie confirmed Harvey has moved into a house on the same road as the family home to make things easier when he does leave for his care.

The 18 year old was born with Septic Optic Dysplasia, a rare disorder that affects brain function.

He also has Prader-Willi syndrome and is autistic – and Katie made a huge decision to get help earlier this year.

On the programme, the star speaks to her friend Anna Kennedy, who set up her own college when she couldn't find provisions for her autistic sons.

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Anna warns: "If the placement doesn't work for Harvey you don't want it to start effecting his mental health, his wellbeing.

"Then he might start self-harming or harming others."

Katie then revealed: "He does that when he gets anxiety. He's got scars, it's when he gets worried."

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Alarmingly, Anna then suggested Harvey could be sectioned under the Mental Health Act if his behaviour gets worse.

"Not that I want to scare you, but if the placement doesn't work the local authority can come in and forcibly take Harvey away if they feel he is a risk to himself and others," she added.

"He could end up in a mental health unit or an assessment and treatment unit. Once they've gone in there it's really difficult to get them out as they've been sectioned. As a parent it's really difficult."

On the show, Katie claims that can be avoided as she know when Harvey is feeling uncomfortable.

"This is bad," she adds. "Hearing some stories on people who have been sectioned is awful. I can see they've got similarities to what Harv is like."

Katie Price: Harvey and Me airs oat 8.30pm on Monday 25th January on BBC One

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