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Teaching Assistants attacked.

Teaching Assistants attacked.

"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.

Her job is to be an extra pair of hands in the classroom, or out in the corridors, coaxing children back into lessons.

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.

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