Series 5, Episode 12
Air date 31/03/17
Episode guide
The Wardrobe
Choose Your Own Adventure

Farvel was the 12th episode and midseason finale of the 5th season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast on 31st March 2017 at 4:30pm on CBBC and CBBC HD.


Kazima discovers that her father is now residing in Denmark and decides to join him. Elsewhere, there is an outbreak of hair lice at the Dumping Ground.


Kazima: "I had a home. I had a family in Somalia. But my brother Amir and my father were attacked, and so we had to leave. We ran day and night, and when they wouldn't stop following us, Amir and my father led them in another direction so me and my mum could escape. My mum and I ended up in a refugee camp. We thought we were safe. But my mum drank contaminated water... became ill... ..and died. When I made it to this country, people thought I was lucky. Family is everything. We are all part of a family somehow. We've all been pushed into this world. Being cared for, had our hands held, been fed, been loved. Family, no matter what shape, size or colour, is the only thing that matters. Everyone in this house is wanting and waiting for their families to return, for their blood to be together again. And for those who haven't got blood to return to, they hope, they dream, they wish for a new family. Another family. A forever family. Family doesn't have to be blood - some of the best families are found and put together. So while we wait and we hope and we dream.. ..we make a new family here. These people are my family. And they are everything. I have a family, and I have a home, but I also have blood out there. My blood family... life. It's all I ever wanted, to be reunited with Amir and my father. To have them back at my side."

Dexter: "Why is it raining clothes?"


  • Final appearances of Akuc Bol as Kazima Tako and Richard Pepple as Hakim Tako.
  • Kazima's older brother Amir appears in the epsiode at the end, but the actor who portrayed is not credited on the end credits. So it's unknown who portrayed Amir.
  • This is the first time there's been a head lice problem in the Dumping Ground since the episode Friend , in Series 1 of The Story of Tracy Beaker .
  • This marks the first episode in the Tracy Beaker series where scenes were set and filmed in an airport.

The Dumping Ground episodes

Series 1: Home AloneLiberty in the DGBabyS.O.S.What Would Gus Want?The Real Faith DavisThe Truth is Out ThereDreamlandA Day in The PastOh, Mo!Seriously FunnyEsmeScary Beasts

Series 2: Kick OffQuittersThe Dumping Ground ExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesGI JohnnyBe My GirlHopeFace The Music

Series 3: Party GamesGrand Theft DGStuck with YouMischiefNow You See MeIt's Not About the MoneyFake it to Make itBreaking InThe Long Way HomeDragon SlayerThree DaysFree to Good HomeBetter Than YouWho Are You?Where is Love?Goodbye GirlSomething BorrowedWhat Matters?Coming RoundRefuge

Series 4: Lost and FoundBear-Faced LiarStepping UpThey Walk Among UsHold The Front PageGrowing PainsSubmarineFirst Past The PostSurvivorsThe End of it AllPerfect MatchDorisRisky BusinessI TrollIt Takes TwoGetting to Know YouTwo CampsHow to be PerfectOne For SorrowTwo For Joy

Series 5: Miscreants, Robots and BulliesBack in The GameOne Giant LeapThe Fairytale PrincessSittin' in a TreeFaking ItSasha Bellman P.I.BeliefVox PopuliFreeThe WardrobeFarvelChoose Your Own AdventureMaking WavesThe Phantom of Ashdene RidgeThe SwitchMission Totally PossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Series 6: Jody On The RopesSaved By The BellGive & TakeHeroesSorryNotSorryCat's In The CradleChallenging TimesTwo Sides to Every StoryUtopiaThe LurgyRyanManHolding Out For a Hero

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact Meeting