Party Games
Series 3, Episode 1
Law & Disorder
Air date 16/01/15 (as Law & Disorder)
07/03/15 (individually)
Written by Emma Reeves
Directed by Roberto Bangura
Episode guide
Face The Music
Grand Theft DG
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Party Games is the first episode of the third season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast back-to-back with the following episode under the title Law and Disorder, on the CBBC Channel and CBBC Channel HD on 16 January 2015 at 5:00pm.


When a footballer and his wife come to the Dumping Ground, Carmen and Bailey try to get themselves fostered by the couple. Elsewhere, Harry meets with wrestling fans, who want to foster him.


  • Beginning with this season, Emma Reeves takes over as head writer.
  • The opening titles have been altered to remove Lily, Faith, Rick and Frank. Kazima, Ryan, Toni, Billie and Mischief have been added to the opening titles, despite the fact the latter four do not appear in this episode.
  • This is the first time (on screen) an open day has been held at The Dumping Ground since The Story of Tracy Beaker.
  • According to the leaflet with the children in, Johnny is not yet 16; still 15.
  • This is the third and fourth times windows at the DG have been smashed by footballs.
  • From this episode until Two For Joy in Series 4, the characters are now credited with their surnames.


  • Tee was angry at May-Li for using the school photo in the booklet, when in fact the photo used was a promotional picture from series two which was clearly not a school photo.
  • In the cartoon animation, when the DG kids are in the shop, they all have their series two cartoon designs (except from Tyler).
  • It doesn't make sense how Johnny's room would be damaged the most after Mo's attempt to stop the fostering party when the water went through the bathroom floor, as the closest room nearest the bathroom is either Carmen and Kazima's or Harry's.
  • And it also doesn't make sense how the bathroom floor went through the ceiling in the front room, as the bathroom is not above the living room, it's about the office or entrance hall.


  • "Look, I had to stop it somehow. This fostering day thing. I mean, everyone's being horrible and Carmen's going to live with those nasty people. - Mo Michaels
  • "I told you we should have got a proper African orphan, just like Madonna! I mean, look at this bunch of rejects! It's no wonder your mummies and your daddies didn't want you." - Stephanie Branston

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