A ZERO tolerance approach to domestic violence has been launched in Newsome.
Campaigners aim to promote the project across Kirklees in a bid to change people's attitudes to physical violence within relationships.
Domestic Violence co-ordinator for Kirklees Thelma Singleton said: "Our biggest problem is convincing people that domestic violence is a crime.
"But it quite blatantly is a crime, a very violent crime and one which claims a third of all victims of violent crime.
"Nearly three quarters of all women murdered are murdered by someone with whom they have had a relationship."
Ms Singleton said a dedicated worker would be based in Newsome and part of her job would involve training to make other services, health and educational workers aware of the impact of domestic violence.
Newsome had the second highest number of reported incidents of domestic violence across Kirklees last year - 337.
The highest number was in Deighton ward , which had 398.
The total number for Kirklees was 5,578.
The worker will also provide day- to-day contact for people experiencing domestic violence and be in a position to provide them with information, support and access to solicitors, refuges and the police.
Ms Singleton said: "The message we have to drive home is that domestic violence is not acceptable in our society. It should not be acceptable in any society and those that practise it will be punished."
The Newsome campaign, which is funded by Neighbourhood Renewal money, the Kirklees Community Safety Partnership, Kirklees Domestic Violence Forum, the police and health authorities, is being launched during a national campaign to promote the Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247.
The Helpline provides access to women victims to 24-hour emergency refuge accommodation, as well as an information service, including safety planning and translation facilities.
It is run jointly by the charities Refuge and Women's Aid.
Ms Singleton said: "We hope to appoint someone to the Newsome post in the next few weeks and they will get to know everyone as soon as possible.
"In the meantime we would urge anyone experiencing problems to get in touch by using the new helpline. "