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About Us

We offer a range of confidential support and advisory services to women, men, children and young people suffering the damaging effects of domestic abuse including:

  • Refuge for young women and children needing a safe place to stay

  • Outreach services for women and men

  • Community programmes for young people

  • Counselling for women and men

  • Specialist services for children

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First established in Glossop in 1979, we have since expanded our area to work with people from all areas of High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.  

We strive to prevent abuse by raising awareness and promoting change that lasts.

Our Mission

Our vision is to continue to sustain and develop our range of existing services to ensure that those affected by domestic abuse are able to access effective and timely support which is guided by the service user’s needs and wishes. 


We will do this by:

  • using information gathered from a local and national perspective to analyse gaps in provision, creating and developing services that respond to need.

  • using our expertise and our knowledge, to continuously improve on our ‘cutting edge’ approach to service delivery in the field of domestic abuse. 

  • seeking opportunities to maintain financial stability and put in place a robust staffing structure which meets the needs of our operational function.


Crossroads Derbyshire was recently awarded the

Charity Excellence Framework Quality Mark.

This award covers every area of activity: promoting good governance, effective strategy, leading and managing people well, effective delivery of operations, efficient use of finance and resources, maximising income generation and effective communications. 

The system also assesses key crisis health check indicators, including maximising impact, short-term resilience, longer-term sustainability, how good the charity is at getting funding to front line activities, legal & compliance and how well everyone is kept safe from harm.  


If you think you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, help is available.


You can reach the Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Helpline by phone on 08000 198 668 or by text on 07534 617 252. They can provide discreet emotional and practical support.

You can also contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

If you are in immediate danger try to get to a safe part of the house or a safe place outside and call the police on 999.

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