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Social workers and police are ignoring abuse in Asian families out of political correctness, a charity said today. Pressure to 'respect other cultures' meant nothing was done to protect victims and cases were handled badly, according to the NSPCC. A report said Asians responsible for violence against children used their culture and religion as a shield to cover and justify abuse. NSPCC manager Saleha Islam said: 'Asian children and their mothers suffer the double injustice of a community that would rather save face than deal with domestic violence and a system that lacks cultural understanding and so hides behind political correctness.' The charity's report yesterday said police, social workers and health service staff were so afraid of being labelled racist that they failed to properly tackle allegations of abuse in Asian families.