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*(UK) BBC: Kids with special needs attack aides in schools 'on a daily basis'

Jan 28, 2018, BBC: Teaching assistants: We are kicked, spat on, hit and sworn at http://www.bbc.com/news/education-42749833 "On a daily basis we are kicked, spat on, hit and sworn at. I encounter violence every day, normally multiple times a day. It's incredibly rare to have a day where I haven't been physically harmed in one way or another." Emma works as a classroom assistant at a school in south-east England for children with behavioural, emotional and mental-health problems. … Too often, those interactions become difficult and children lash out. "I've been punched in the face, I've been head-butted in the face," Emma told BBC Radio 5 live…. Many pupils at the school where Emma works have struggled in mainstream education. Some have special educational needs, others, behavioural and emotional problems. "My shins are covered in bruises from being kicked. … Louise has been working with children with special educational needs for 25 years, currently in a mainstream school in north-west England. She experiences violence "on a daily basis". "We have chairs thrown, tables thrown, staff can get hit, spat at, sworn at. … "I don't feel the school deals with it very well but they're in a bind, they don't have much of a choice." … "Our school staff members are being attacked at work on a daily basis, from verbal abuse, to being spat at, kicked and punched," said national officer Karen Leonard. …