The Dumping Ground Survival Files was a spin off from The Dumping Ground which began broadcasting in 2014. Similar in format to The Tracy Beaker Survival Files, the programme featured the characters from The Dumping Ground making video blogs for newcomers to the care home on various subjects such as Change and Promises complemented with clips from Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground.
The first series was broadcasted in January 2014 prior to the second season of The Dumping Ground's premiere. Filmed in 2013. Aired in January 2014.
The second series was broadcasted in December 2014, a month prior to the third season of The Dumping Ground's permiere. Filmed in 2014. Aired in December 2014.