Via the Blackburn Citizen:
ASIAN children are less likely to end up in care because of the strong support network in the community, according to a religious leader.
Salim Mulla, chairman of Lancashire Council of Mosques and a borough councillor in Blackburn with Darwen, said he was not surprised by the statistics.
“In our community the majority of people tend to have a large extended family,” he said.
“So within the community, extended family members often take on the additional responsibility of looking after their relatives’ children without even thinking about it.
“That is the mentality of the Muslim community, to support one another in their hour of need, and that message is always given in sermons in mosques.”