Free to Good Home
Series 3, Episode 12
Free to Good Home
Air date 13/10/15 (individual)
20/03/16 (compilation as The New Girl)
Episode guide
Three Days
Better Than You

Free to Good Home is the twelth episode of the third season. It was first broadcast on 13th October 2015 at 16:30 on CBBC and CBBC HD.


Having arrived uninvited at the end of the last episode, Sasha has to deal with her younger brother, Dexter. Elsewhere, the twins decides to surprise the other residents with a trampoline.


  • The episode takes place on the same day of the last scene of Three Days.
  • This is the first time an inspection has been made at the Dumping Ground since The Story of Tracy Beaker.
  • Jody mentions how she ran away to the Dumping Ground in S.O.S.
  • The incidents where Sasha broke the lights on the bus and ruined the food in the previous episode are mentioned.
  • The episode was later aired in compilation format with the previous episode under the name "The New Girl".
  • In the compilation version, there is a brief shot where Dexter gets up from under the table (the one he was hiding under at the end of the previous episode) and is quickly followed by Sasha. This is absent in the individual episode version.
  • The events of this episode will later be referred to in Bear-Faced Liar


  • Jody mentions that she hated leaving her brother and only gets to see him on contact. Aside from the fact she has two brothers, if she is referring to Luke, this is odd as he was allowed to see Jody without any problems in Jody in Wonderland. (If she is referring to Kingsley, this makes sense as he is in jail, as we later learn in Coming Round.)
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