Court rules in favour of Merton Council in Celestina Mba case

Leader of Merton Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “We are pleased with the outcome of this case. Children in local authority care who have severe disabilities and who need weekend support, and their families who rely on this support, can feel reassured that their children’s care and support will be consistent. It is vital that these children are looked after by carers who are familiar with their needs and are available to provide round the clock care over the weekend.

“Wherever possible, we accommodate our employees’ needs and requirements. Councils like Merton provide many services during the week and at weekends, and we work to rotas to ensure we have suitable staff on duty at all times and that the rotas are fair and lawful for employees.”