A BID to stamp out domestic violence is being launched in Newsome.
The area has the second highest number of reported domestic violence cases in Kirklees with 28.5 per 1,000 people, against an average of 15.
West Yorkshire Police, Kirklees Council and Kirklees Community Safety Strategy Unit have linked up with other groups in a bid to make Newsome zero- tolerant to domestic violence.
The year-long Domestic Violence Proposal, costing £58,863 a year, aims to build on the increasing willingness to report domestic violence and also link up with services throughout Kirklees.
A special worker will deal with the effects of domestic violence on families in the Newsome ward.
The service will cater for men, women and children and people in same sex relationships.
The worker will operate from the Domestic Violence Centre, which will open soon in Brook Street, Huddersfield.
The service will aim to increase access to local support and to identify gaps in care.
Thelma Singleton, the head of Kirklees Domestic Violence Forum, said in a report to the Kirklees Cabinet Committee Neighbourhood Renewal Fund that individuals could approach the project themselves, as well as groups.
She added: "The police automatically write to the complainant and the alleged perpetrator following a reported incident. Their response will include details of the service for people with Newsome postcodes."
Figures show that Newsome people are likely to report cases of domestic violence to the police, but do not follow through with the complaint.
Ms Singleton said there was no reason to explain the high figures in Newsome.
But theories included a high number of families in the area in broken relationships who then either resumed the relationship - with all its previous problems - or began a relationship with other abusive partners.
Some 45% of Newsome people are aged between 16 and 45 - the age span most often associated with domestic violence.