Season 2, Episode 2
Air date 10/01/14
Written by Dawn Harrison
Directed by Sallie Aprahamian
Episode guide
Kick Off
The Dumping Ground Experience

Quitters was the second episode of the second season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast back to back with the episode Kick Off under the name Booting Up, on 10/01/2014 at 17:00 on the CBBC Channel and CBBC HD.


Bailey's dad shows up at the Dumping Ground to pick him up. Elsewhere, Faith returns to the DG, wheelchair bound, distressed that she is now (temporarily) disabled.

Bonus Scene

Johnny and Faith discuss how they now get discounted tickets and avoid queues as Faith is in a wheelchair. Johnny asks Faith if it is illegal for Faith to use the wheelchair if she does not need it, to which she replies "Who's going to arrest this face?" Faith then knocks on the bathroom door to tell Tyler to hurry up, to which Johnny comments that they will be waiting "all night".


  • First appearance of Mr Wharton. He will make his next appearance in Bear-Faced Liar.
  • According to Bailey, it has been three weeks since he last saw his dad and according to May-Li, Bailey's dad left him alone for 10 days. This means at has been a week and a half since the events of Kick Off.
  • Pack Up by Eliza Doolittle is heard in the opening scene.
  • Lost Generation by Rizzle Kicks is heard when Bailey leaves with his dad.
  • Anything Could Happen by Ellie Goulding is heard when Jody and Carmen go to Bailey's team's football field.
  • Upside Down by Paloma Faith is heard when Jody grabs Bailey's football boots and goes to look for him.
  • Final time Lily is seen at the Dumping Ground for respite care.
  • The phrase "Ip, dip..." was previously spoken by one of the Queen's guards in Jody in Wonderland.


  • When Bailey's dad arrives, when the camera closes in on Bailey, Floss leaps off the sofa and runs past the camera. After Bailey says "that's my dad", when we cut to the wide shot of the room, Floss is seen leaping off the sofa again. While Floss did turn around and go back in front of the camera, when Bailey ran out the door, she ran out without sitting down again.

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 ImpossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground Island