Safer Spaces — Clean Break



Safer Spaces

29 September 2022 – 29 September 2022

10:00 am - 16:30 pm

Tickets: £95

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**A limited number of bursary places are available to anyone who has direct personal (not professional) experience of the criminal justice system.

To apply for these, please write explaining your interest in the training event to marking your email with BURSARY REQUEST in the subject heading, by 9am on Thursday 1 September 2022.

If you have any access requirements you would like us to be aware of, please contact and let us know.

Open to participants who identify as women.

Safer Spaces

29 September 2022 – 29 September 2022

Safer Spaces is a one-day training course for theatre makers, criminal justice professionals and early career front line workers interested in developing their tool kit for working with young women in the criminal justice system and young women at risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system. This course will be led by Clean Break's Participation Manager, Lorraine Maher and guest co-facilitator, Esme Allman.

Over the course of the day participants will be introduced to the working practices of Clean Break’s work with young women.

Through drama exercises, group work and discussion participants will:

  • Learn creative ideas for creating safe working environments for young women
  • Explore best practice in engaging and sustaining attendance to programmes
  • Gain confidence and skills in responding to challenging behaviour
  • Explore setting and maintaining boundaries
  • Explore best practice when working with young women who are living chaotic lifestyles
  • Explore exercises to support young women from vulnerable backgrounds in reaching their full potential

About the Facilitators

Lorraine Maher brings with her a wealth of experience as Clean Break’s Participation Manager, where she delivers our Members Programme. This is a trauma informed, theatre-based programme for women with experience of the criminal justice system, or who are at risk of entering it, which combines education and skills with holistic support.

Esme Allman is a theatre-maker, facilitator, poet and writer based in South East London. She has an interdisciplinary approach, exploring blackness, desire, imagination and (hi)stories through creativity. Esme was the Participation Associate at Clean Break between May 2021 and May 2022, as part of the Jerwood Arts Creative Fellowship programme. Previously she has worked at the Young Vic as their Taking Part Young Associate and has worked as a freelance facilitator, director and assistant with Barbican Labs, Nuu Theatre, Fevered Sleep, Lyric Hammersmith, Talawa Theatre, Sydenham Arts and Arts Educational Schools. She also is a Resident Artist at the Roundhouse.

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