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(UK) School support staff union calls for student violence prevention; 1,594 assault claims

Nov 8, 2018, (UK) Local Gov: Union calls for action to prevent violence against school support staff https://www.localgov.co.uk/Union-calls-for-action-to-prevent-violence-against-school-support-staff-/46350 The union for school support staff has called on councils and schools to sign a charter of key demands to help prevent violence against support staff in schools. GMB London Region made 13 freedom of information requests and found that there had been 1,594 cases of physical assault against school support staff. The union’s members have reported that they have been punched, spat at, kicked and suffered intimidating verbal and sexual abuse….