Series 3, Episode 20
Air date 08/12/15
Episode guide
Coming Round
Lost and Found

Refuge was the 20th episode of the third season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast on 8th December 2015 at 4:30pm on CBBC and CBBC HD.


Kazima fails her age assessment and is threatened with being sent back to Somalia. The Dumping Ground residents rally to help her any way they can, but a spanner is thrown into the works after someone reports that Kazima used to be a thief.


Deleted Scene

  • Tee asks Ryan, who is on his skateboard, why the skating competition was so important to him, only to be told that it was not. (This was presumably meant to take place before the scene where Tee voices her suspicions about Ryan to Sasha).


  • The immigration lady says that she has to move Kazima because she cannot stay in a house with minors (children under 18). However, in the previous season, Frank was allowed to stay at Ashdene Ridge despite being 18. But that was probably because he has cerebral palsy and wasn't ready to fend for himself yet.
  • For an unknown and bizarre reason, the end credits give Frank's surname as Gallagher despite past episodes saying Matthews and actually confirming his surname was Matthew's during lines in various episode from Tracy Beaker Returns to The Dumping Ground Series 2 .

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