The Centre for Child Law (the Centre) is registered as a Law Clinic and through strategic impact litigation aims to set legal precedent to improve and strengthen laws pertaining to children. The Centre contributes towards the establishment and promotion of the best interests of children in South African law, policy and practice through litigation, advocacy, research and education. The Centre welcomes the Essential Services Committee’s (the ESC) inquiry on whether educators’ right to strike can constitutionally be limited by way of declaring services rendered in basic education and ECD as essential services.