Clean Break offers a range of courses available to suit all levels of experience from complete beginners (including Introduction to Drama, Self Development and short courses) to students who have been in groups and done some drama before (Performance Level 1 and Level 2).
Absolutely. Clean Break was set up by two women in HMP Askham Grange to tell the stories of women in the criminal justice system and provide opportunities for women ex-offenders and women at risk. Contact Support Services to make a time to come in and meet us.
Decisions are made on a case by case basis – you would need to provide proof that you are currently working with specialist support services. Clean Break offers a safe and non judgmental space for women to learn and make positive changes in their lives. You can still attend if you are on drugs but we ask you not to come under the influence of any substance and to not bring drugs onto the premises. Where your drug use is affecting your attendance, Clean Break will find you the support and advice you need, so you can restart your studies when you are more stable.
Yes, if you live in the London area, we will pay your travel expenses.
We do not have any childcare facilities onsite but can pay for a registered childminder, breakfast club or after school club to look after your children. There are limited funds available but affordable childcare will be met for the duration of at least one Clean Break course.
If you want to attend a course at Clean Break, you need to contact Jacqueline in Student Support on 020 7482 8600. She will make a time for you to come in for an initial assessment and to talk more about which courses you are interested in, and what you want to get out of your time with us.
Clean Break works with women aged 17+. However, if you are 14-16 please contact Jo Whitehouse, who manages Miss Spent, our young women’s project, on 020 7482 8600.
Clean Break has purpose-built studios in Kentish Town, which are accessible by tube, overground and bus. Please check out details in the ‘how to find us’ section of the website.
Clean Break employs highly skilled and experienced tutors to deliver the courses. They are friendly and welcoming and will support you to reach your full potential. For details about our tutors please refer to the tutor section on the website.
Yes. You can write to Clean Break to discuss the potential for Release on Temporary License (ROTL) if you are in a prison in the South East of England.