Rose Blison made her first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns During the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar.
Rose has worked in care homes for a long time and knows how these places tick. She's stricter than Jack and sticks to the rules as much as possible. Rose can be scary but is kind and caring when it counts and the kids respect her for it. She and Kylie frequently come into conflict over things with both being as stubborn as each other but as the series progresses the get along much better.
Gina Conway made her first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns During the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar.
Gina is of Jamaican descent with black and highlighted hair. She is kind and a great house mother to the children. Gina is very clever towards the children and the residents seem to respect her. She is able to control the children without them resenting her interventions, however the children sometimes see her as loud and brash when she is angry. But sometimes that is the only way to get them to listen too her.
Gina first encounters Tracy Beaker (Dani Harmer) when she opens the door to her after Tracy arrives at the Dumping Ground. Not really understanding who Tracy is, Gina tells Tracy that Mike Milligan (Connor Bryne) has gone out somewhere. Gina is sympathetic and lets Tracy in as it is pouring with rain outside. The kids at the Dumping Ground recognise Tracy from a television broadcast and Tracy gives a copy of her signed autobiography to Gina for 99p less. Gina allows Tracy to tuck all the kids into their beds. When Tracy finally talks to Mike, he accidentally lets slip to Gina that Tracy was arrested for using Cam Lawson (Lisa Coleman)'s credit card. Gina is angry because she let Tracy put the kids to bed. Gina does not warm to Tracy at first, but grows to adore her and usually stand up for her. Gina then encounters trouble with one of the older children, Sapphire Fox (Saffron Coomber) when she doesn't allow her to go with her father on his tour, but that was for safety reasons. Gina is strict but cares very much about the kids. She's has an on and off relationship with Tracy's cousin Amelia
At the beginning of series 1, new care worker, May-Li Wang reveals that Gina no longer works at the care home. Head writer (at the time) Elly Brerwer confirmed on Twitter that Gina had been given a bit of a promotion, in order to be able to afford to keep her mum Hattie in a care home. Gina's mum Hattie has Dementia, she made an appearance in the 8th episode of Series 1. Gina has been mentioned 3 times after her off-screen departure, by May-Li in Jody in Wonderland, Mike in Hope (Series 2 episode 12) and Tyler in Snake (Series 7 Episode 8)
Hattie Blison made her first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns During the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar.
Grace Blison made her first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns During the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar.
Ben is from a rich background. Unlike the other child characters, he does not live at the Dumping Ground, but often hangs around with the Dumping Ground children as his parents are often busy with work and do not spend time with him. Ben is friendly, outgoing and best friends with Tracy. Unfortunately, Ben and Tracy don’t go to the same school, as Tracy attends a comprehensive school, and Ben a private school.
At first, Ben lies to Tracy, by telling her that he lives on the streets though later Tracy finds out he lives in a big posh house with his mum and dad after Ben injures himself and has to be taken back to his house. They temporarily become enemies (in Tracy's mind) but later become friends again. H
Is Series 1, Ben's personality is shown as a cool and chilled person, but in Series 2 he's shown as a bit of a wimp and a pushover.
Carmen Howe made her first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns During the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar.
Carmen is an exceptionally outgoing girl who shares much of her life with Lily, becoming saddened when she leaves the Dumping Ground. Carmen is medium-height with long brown hair and brown eyes and often wears a lot of make-up. She seems eager, kind and caring, but impatient, although she has a tendency to appear light-headed, to be judgmental, and to spill secrets. Her favourite colour is pink, and she has turbulent relationships with many of the other residents of the Dumping Ground, such as Johnny, Elektra and T.J. She also has a terrible relationship with her mother, who abandoned her when she was little, so that she could have a holiday.
'Family Values' Carmen is lonely when Lily gets fostered. No-one wants to hear her problems so she takes a precious item from each resident.
In 'Viva Carmen' Carmen's Mum, Helen, returns, saying she wants Carmen to live with her in Spain. However Helen then dumps Carmen for her ex Lee.
In 'The Werewolf' Carmen thinks she saw a werewolf. The werewolf is actually Sapphire's brother Riff wearing a mask.
Carmen does not perform well at school, we know this because in the episode" A Day In The Past" Johnny insults her by saying "I've seen your school grades, you'll be lucky to be a cleaner when you're older". Carmen's best friend is Lily but is also shown to be good friends with Tee. She also has on and off friendships with Jody and Elektra. Floss seems to look up to Carmen, as they like the same things, such as make-up
In "Party Games" Carmen and Bailey battle it out for celebrity foster parents. Carmen wins, but turns down the opportunity when her potential foster mum is rude to the other children.
In "Stuck With You" Carmen and Jody, argue over a musical box, which Jody bought. They argue so much, that Floss handcuffs them together, but loses the key.
In "Now You See Me" Carmen tries to discourage Tee from doing street art.
In "Fake It To Make It" Carmen applies to be the face of the future. She gets through to the second selection round, which involves doing science experiments. She messes up though, and does not get the part.
In "The Goodbye Girl" She gives Tyler some dating advice.
In "What Matters" and "Refuge" She helps Kazima struggle through her application to stay in the UK.
In "Slings And Arrows" she directs the Shakespeare play the kids are doing to save Ashdene Ridge.
In "Stepping Up" Carmen Jody and Tee work together in a street dance competition.
In "They Walk Among Us" She helps Tee on her date with Zach, a fitness coach.
In "Growing Pains" She goes with Tee to an interview for college. She gets lost whilst waiting for Tee, and finds herself in a drama class. She gets an offer to come to the college, but denies, and accepts for Tee on her behalf.
In "First Past The Post" She tells the police that Mike lost her file. She does not tell the other kids though.
In "Survivors" she stays behind to look after Harry with Ryan. Harry runs away to Mike's house. Carmen and Ryan find him there and take him back. She tells Ryan that she told the police, and is going to tell Harry, but Mike tells her not to.
In "The End Of It All, it comes out that she told the police. When Mike comes back, she is forgiven though.
She makes a final appearance in "One For Sorrow" with Tee when they move out together.
Tee Taylor made her first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns During the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar.
Tee is small and diminutive, yet understanding, kind and caring, although her brother's controlling and overprotective influence over her in the third series of "Tracy Beaker Returns" made her a quieter person. She has dark blonde, almost brown, hair and brown eyes. She also shows a caring personality towards younger children, like Harry, Floss, Leo, Amy, Toni and Billie.
In By The Book, when Tracy is told to enforce the cleaning rota, Johnny believes it will get him and his sister, Tee fostered and starts volunteering himself and Tee for everyone's chores in return for gold stars in his file. He begins to force her to do chores when she doesn't want to. But Tracy's attempt to deal with the situation results in Tee almost getting injured, resulting in Johnny lashing out at her for not looking after Tee properly, and she begins to reconsider her future at the Dumping Ground, until Tee and Johnny apologise to her the next day.
In What You Don't Know, Tee, and Johnny return to the 'Dumping Ground' from their trial foster placement with Mr and Mrs Watson. Everyone who is involved in the placement faces an awkward situation: the Watsons are happy to foster Tee, but not Johnny. Eventually, Tee decides not to be fostered as she doesn’t want to leave her brother behind.
In "Shadows", Tee finds a trail of riddles, each leading to a different clue, which eventually leads her to the time capsule which was buried at The Dumping Ground in The Story of Tracy Beaker.
In "Summer Holiday", she ruins a holiday by accidentally forgetting to close a gate and letting sheep get into the farm house where they are staying. When Lily and Carmen plan to go to Lily's father's campsite, Tee goes on the bus to stop them but the bus moves and they are stuck on the bus until Wales. When the man with tickets comes and collects them, he asks for Tee's ticket but she didn't have one and she asks to get off. Carmen goes with Tee leaving Lily on the bus by herself. Five seconds later the bus stops again and it's Lily. They walk off through a wood. And Tee finds herself at a holiday place. Later they are on their new holiday, all thanks to Tee.
In "Hope" Tee gets a letter from her mum, who wants to meet up with her and Johnny. Johnny tells her not to, as he thinks it might be a trap, but Tee goes to see her mum at the women's refuge and meets her baby sister, Hope. It is revealed that Tee's mum has left her abusive boyfriend Keith. Tee later gets worried that her mum is not looking after Hope properly, and steals her, but she bumps into Faith, who notifies Johnny. He pretends to go along with Tee's plan to get the baby fostered but secretly texts their mum. She got Hope back, and Tee and Johnny see her regularly.
In "Now You See Me", Tee makes friends with a street artist, and starts doing graffiti, which nearly results in her getting arrested.
In "Breaking In", Tee and Kazima are at The Dumping Ground on their own, and end up battling against two burglars who break into the house.
In "Dragon Slayer", Tee's older brother, Johnny, is about to leave to join the army, when both Tee and Johnny step-father, Keith, turns up to see Hope. He soon becomes trouble, and then Johnny has to face down Keith to get him to go away for good. When Keith leaves, Johnny leaves to join the army.
In "What Matters" Tee naughtily goes out with Sasha to skate night, when she wasn't meant to, and used Billie and Toni to cover for her. This gets the twins grounded. Teee admits, she made them cover for her, but it is revealed that May-Li knew they had gone. She runs away to buy presents for the twins and Kazima, who was applying to stay in the UK.
In "Hold The Front Page" Tee accuses Ryan of pushing Finn down the stairs, and she claims she saw him push him which later on she didn't because Finn faked his fall to get attention.
In "Growing Pains" Tee went to an art college interview with Carmen. She struggles to find her feet, and messes up the interview. Carmen gets a place at the drama section, and they fall out. Tee burns all her art, but Carmen had accepted the place at the college. They then make up.
In "One for Sorrow" Tee and Carmen move out of Ashdene Ridge to live together in a flat.
In the final 2 episodes of Series 5 (Save the DG and What Lies Beneath), Tee makes a guest appearance along with Johnny, Elektra and Frank to save Ashdene Ridge.
Tee also makes another guest appearance in Series 6 Episode 24 along with Tracy, Amelia Lily, Liam, Frank, Ben, Toni and Billie to see Mike getting married.
Harry Jones made his first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns During the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar.
Harry was one of the younger residents of Elm tree House as he is revealed to be 6 years old when he was introduced to the show. He is quite a quiet child, who keeps himself to himself. He used to always carry around his toy giraffe, Jeff , and thought he could talk. Whenever Harry felt something or wanted to do something, he used to say "Jeff wants to play.", "Jeff like this.", "Jeff's really excited.". Harry grew attached to older resident Vanessa Fox during First two seasons, and found it hard to adjust to life without her in the DG when she left to live on her own. Harry started to come out of his shell a little more in since the third season, and become close friends with Ryan, Leo, Floss, Toni and Billie.
Frank Matthews made his first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns During the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar.
He suffers from cerebral palsy, and is 17 years old as of 2014 – he is tall and has blonde hair and brown eyes. He is a kind, caring and often gullible character who supports Manchester United, and enjoys pranking people along with his best friend Liam O'Donovan. During the course of "The Dumping Ground", he becomes a waiter, begins a relationship with another waitress, Jade, and is reunited with his best friend Liam, eventually leaving Ashdene Ridge so they can live together.
Frank was seen to appear in a brand new mini-series titled, "The Dumping Ground Dish Up", with the five appearances of Vanessa, Elektra, Johnny and Lily.
In the Series 2 finale Refuge, Frank made a guest appearance, where he comforted Kazima, and later looked for her, as she ran away. She was found with her dad, in which Frank, Carmen and Mike founded them, and brought them back to Ashdene Ridge.
Frank made another guest appearance, in What Lies Beneath (Series 5 Finale), as an estate officer
Vanessa Fox made her first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns During the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar. Vanessa is tall and mixed race. She has long (it is shorter in series 2) dark-brown hair and often wears large earrings, and her character is a guide and an older sister to most of the children, notably Harry Jones. She attends college as of the third series. She can be motherly and overprotective to Harry, but also hides many secrets. In the third series it was later revealed that she moved away. She is sixteen on her last appearance.
She returned in 2013 in the series 4 spin off, Tracy Beaker: Children in Need, where she helps Tracy and Amelia organize a party for children in need.
Vanessa, Elektra, Frank, Johnny and Lily here all seen to appear in the mini-series titled, "Dumping Ground Dish Up" aired in 2015, as they all helped Lily on her new project concluding healthy living for her catering course.
Gus Carmichael made his first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns During the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar. Gus was a resident of Elm tree House during "Tracy Beaker Returns". Gus has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism, which makes him eager to keep tidy, and so he is a stickler for detail and he always carries notebooks and writes in them every day. Gus is tall for his age with black curly hair. He is always seen wearing a blue shirt and beige trousers, and enjoys playing the piano, but is socially awkward due to the Asperger's; he despises too much noise, and hates disorder, feeling that everything must be timetabled. During the third series, he was fostered by a lesbian couple.
In series 1:1, he is introduced as an autistic kid who likes to timetable, keep neat and write events in his notebook.
In Series 1:7, Liam discovers, Gus's notebook is full of peoples secrets, it includes things such as Frank and Liam's burger diving scam that they did which was witnessed by Gus, Mike's top 10 excuses for his "silent but deadlies" and spilling coffee on Gina's computer and blamed it on the kids, Gina's monthly biscuit consumption, her dress size and her husband calling her "Snugglebum".
In Series 2:4, Gus tries to find out two refugees stories, when they come to the DG.
In Series 1:4, he teaches Tyler about Morse Code and both of them try to communicate with each other with Morse Code which they eventually do when Tyler and Carmen were trapped with Jody in her house.
In Series 1:5, he goes through turmoil as there's so many options, when Mike offers him the chance to get fostered. He eventually does get fostered.
Johnny Taylor made his first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns During the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar. Tee and Hope Taylor's older brother. He is a very tidy person, who is initially overprotective of his sister Tee following a difficult relationship with their mum's boyfriend. Johnny is medium-height, with brown hair and dark grey eyes, and gets on well with many residents of the Dumping Ground, forming frienemyships with characters such as Elektra, Liam and sometimes Lily . He is 11 years old when he is introduced in the series.
Johnny was seen to appear in a mini-series titled, "The Dumping Ground Dish Up", alongside Vanessa, Elektra, Frank and Lily.
Johnny returned for a guest appearance for two episodes along with Tee, Frank and Elektra in the second half of Series 4 in December 2017. To help stop Peter Umpleby succeeding in getting Ashdene Ridge closed and knocked down.
Johnny was credited in Series 4 Episode 6 but he wasn't seen.
Lily Kettle made her first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns During the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar. She appears as a resident on-and-off throughout the show, and throughout the Third series of "Tracy Beaker Returns", before eventually departing for good.
She proves herself quite quickly to be a competent and protective mother figure to her younger sisters, Poppy and Rosie Kettle following their mother's death and father's inability to care for them, eventually challenging their foster parents as she finds it difficult to not be in control.
Lily has a strong friendship with Carmen during the first series onwards. Lily and Carmen fall out when Lily accuses Carmen of wanting to take over the motherly role of Lily's younger sisters, Poppy and Rosie. However, the two friends reconcile. Lily and her sisters are fostered in Family Values - Carmen is deeply saddened. Lily returns to the 'Dumping Ground' in Sisters. Despite the protests of her foster parents Matt and Christie, Lily still wanted to have primary control over the care of her sisters. This is because she has been the 'mother figure' to her sisters for a very long time. Tracy's attempts to resolve the matter end in failure
However, in Fallen, Matt and Christie decide to take her back, against Lily's wishes. A dramatic episode ends in Lily falling from a two-storey roof; however, besides minor injuries and a broken leg and arm, she makes a full recovery. Cam eventually decides to foster Lily, after expressing her doubts about fostering another child. Lily and Carmen's friendship is tested to the core when Carmen and Vanessa Fox purposely blame Lily for them and the rest of the children being sent to Burneywood because of the budget cuts. However, Carmen makes up with Lily upon defending her from the other kids who are mean to Lily because of recent events. In Crushed, Tracy soon resents Cam and Lily's relationship and takes a night job at a cafe. She begins to be slightly mean and spiteful to Lily. At the end of the episode, Tracy decides that she would like to act as a proper and caring older sister for Lily.
In The Scare Game, Lily encounters her father Steve during a shopping trip with Tracy. The problem is that Steve has a restraining order against him which precludes him from having contact with his three daughters; however, the issue is resolved as Steve manages to get the restraining order removed so he can be a proper father to Lily. In Belongings, Lily shows animosity towards the couple who fostered her sisters, Poppy and Rosie, believing they should all be together. Lily does not feel as if the foster family can take care of her sisters properly.
In Baby, Steve's girlfriend Shannay, who is moving in, becomes heavily pregnant. At first, Lily is unhappy with the situation, but when Shannay goes into early labour Lily blames herself what has happened and locks herself in the bathroom. When Lily is sleeping, she gets a text from her father with a picture of her new half-brother, Jonah. She then becomes very fond of him.
In episode 4 of the second series, Lily breaks the news to Carmen that she is leaving to live in Brighton with her father and Shannay, who have been asked by Shannay's sister to run a local café nearby the sea. Carmen accuses Steve of wanting to make Lily move away with him, but Lily admits to Carmen that she wants to go with her family, to see her half-brother, Jonah grow up. Lily promises to visit, as her sisters still live in the town, and leaves Ashdene Ridge and goes to Brighton with her family. She sends Carmen a picture of them together via message.
Following a brand new mini-series titled, "The Dumping Ground Dish Up", Lily was seen to be studying a catering course at college, as she is now 16 and hoping to become a professional cook. Four other former characters concluded Vanessa, Frank, Elektra and Johnny as they accompanied Lily's journey in help for her cookery project.
In Series 6B, Lily made a guest appearance when Alex Walker went to her cafe for work experience. She also returned again in the series finale for Mike's Wedding.
Liam O' Donovan
Liam O' Donovan was a resident of Elmtree House throughout "Tracy Beaker Returns". Liam is of medium-height and has brown hair and eyes. Liam is sarcastic, cunning and sly, but he is kind and loyal to those he considers friends; he enjoys pranking and scamming people.
Liam was the most popular resident whilst he was living in the Dumping Ground. He is the best friend of Frank Matthews and was pretty close with Toby Coleman too. Liam got on with everyone apart from Elektra, and he also clashed with Johnny Taylor often. The kids looked up to him as their leader before he went to live with Frank.
Liam is living with a foster family at the start of the first series but is sent back to the care home due to his bad behaviour. In the third series of the show, Liam buys counterfeit DVDs at the local market with Elektra's money. When the owners of the stall refuse to give him the money back, he trashes the stall from where he purchased them. The owners of the stall chase Liam. During the pursuit, Liam crashes into a woman, who drops her purse as a result of the collision. When Liam tries to assist her, she comes to the conclusion that he was trying to steal her bag. Meanwhile, Tracy then receives a letter from a person named Jack. It turns out that Jack is actually Liam's brother. Tracy researches more about Jack and Liam's relationship, and it is revealed that Liam was abandoned as a baby after he was born. Jack is a police officer who has been involved in an undercover operation. Although Jack offers Liam the opportunity to live together, Liam is hesitant to accept. He tells Tracy that he likes it at the care home because he is comfortable and has friends there. The episode concludes with Liam and Frank saying good-bye to one another. Liam then leaves the 'Dumping Ground' on the back of his brother's motorbike, waving good-bye to his best friend.
Liam, now 16 years old, returned to The Dumping Ground in the second series as part of an online mini-series titled 'Liam's Story'; his story was resolved as he returned to "The Dumping Ground" in the final episode of the second series, departing from the show. Liam was mentioned in the third series of The Dumping Ground by Frank when he tried to help Kazima.
Liam returned for Mike's Wedding alongside Tee, Lily, Amy, Toni, Billie and Frank, Amelia and Tracy
Rosie Kettle made her first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar.
When Carmen moves into Lily's bedroom, Lily is hurt when Carmen takes over with Rosie and Poppy. Lily falls out with Carmen she unintentionally upsets Rosie by putting sparkles in her hair, however, they later make up.
Rosie is fostered with Lily and Poppy by Matt and Christie. When Lily is returned to The Dumping Ground after arguing with Matt and Christie about who is in charge of Rosie and Poppy, Tracy takes Lily back to the Perry's to apologise. However, Rosie and Poppy get upset when Lily argues with Matt and Christie. On a visit to the Perry's, Christie announces to Lily that she can move back in, which pleases Rosie and Poppy, however, Lily doesn't seem enthusiastic.
With Lily living with him, Rosie and Poppy meet their father, Steve, as he is hoping to get them back. However, the meeting doesn't go well and Rosie and Poppy run out crying. Lily decides to organise a meeting between her father and sisters in the park and she lies to Tracy about the park when she asks her to ask Christie to bring her sisters over. Tracy isn't thrilled when she discovers Lily set up things with her father and sisters, but Tracy reluctantly agrees for it to go ahead. Poppy is sick after eating too much and Rosie hits Steve with the swing accidentally. Christie is furious with Tracy when she learns Rosie and Poppy met Steve. After realising her sisters are settled with the Perrys, Lily tells her father he doesn't have to get Rosie and Poppy back.
Poppy Kettle made her first appearance on 8th January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar. She departed in series 3 during the episode Belonging.
When Carmen moves into Lily's bedroom, Lily is hurt when Carmen takes over with Poppy and Rosie Kettle. Lily falls out with Carmen she unintentionally upsets Rosie by putting sparkles in her hair, however, they later make up.
Poppy is fostered with Lily and Rosie by Matt and Christie. When Lily is returned to The Dumping Ground after arguing with Matt and Christie about who is in charge of Poppy and Rosie, Tracy takes Lily back to the Perry's to apologise. However, Poppy and Rosie get upset when Lily argues with Matt and Christie. On a visit to the Perry's, Christie announces to Lily that she can move back in, which pleases Poppy and Rosie, however, Lily doesn't seem enthusiastic.
With Lily living with him, Poppy and Rosie meet their father, Steve (Ben Cartwright), as he is hoping to get them back. However, the meeting doesn't go well and Poppy and Rosie run out crying. Lily decides to organise a meeting between her father and sisters in the park and she lies to Tracy about the park when she asks her to ask Christie to bring her sisters over. Tracy isn't thrilled when she discovers Lily set up things with her father and sisters, but Tracy reluctantly agrees for it to proceed. Poppy is sick after over-eating and Rosie accidentally hits Steve with the swing. Christie is furious with Tracy when she learns Poppy and Rosie met Steve. After realising her sisters are settled with the Perry's, Lily tells her father he doesn't have to get Poppy and Rosie back.
Toby Coleman was a resident at Oaklands House of the first and second series of Tracy Beaker Returns. He was put into care after his parents died in a car crash. Toby blamed himself for his parent's death, as he said he shouted at them and called them names before they walked out to go for a drive to cool down a bit. Toby was fostered at one point but his foster mother was killed when struck by lightning. Because of these events, Toby has always been convinced he's cursed. Throughout his stay at the Dumping Ground, he proves to be a loyal friend and is usually a source of calm at the residence. He is best friends with Eli and gets along with the older residents like Liam, Frank and Elektra. Toby also seemed to have a crush on Elektra. But that was never developed been as he didn't come back for the third series as he was forested. Toby is very into his comics and sci-fi things. As he has numerous comic collections and has many sci-fi related stuff in his bedroom.
Series 1 (TBR)
In Bad Luck Boy, Toby is convinced that his life is jinxed, inspiring Tracy to write a funny column called "Bad Luck Boy" commenting on his bad luck. He becomes the butt of everyone's jokes. When Tracy finds out from Vanessa that Toby's parents died in a car crash, as well as his foster parents, Tracy sets about making amends before he meets another set of prospective foster parents. When Toby sees the new foster parents' car arrive, Toby decides to run away because he is afraid of his bad luck. Tracy eventually finds him in the garden. Toby is upset because he doesn't want foster parents but wants his own parents instead. Toby is worried that his bad luck will strike again. Tracy convinces Toby to go back to the Dumping Ground to meet the foster parents but decides that he does not wish to get fostered. In By the Book, Toby saves Tee from getting injured when she falls out the tree in the garden she got stuck in after climbing it. Toby threw some beanbags below Tee to cushion her fall. Luckily it worked and Tee was unhurt. In Anarchy in the DG, Toby becomes convinced and extremely paranoid that Mike has got Ebola. Vanessa said it to Toby as a joke, but Toby took it seriously and resorted to drastic measures. Tracy became quite annoyed with Toby in this episode. In Sisters, Toby wasn't happy when Tee adopted a pet sheep, as he was worried about all sorts of diseases that it may contain. He also wasn't happy that Tee and Carmen seemed to be treating the sheep like she was a toy. In Good Luck Boy, Toby, Johnny, Liam and Frank are scammed into thinking they'd won a free holiday in Florida. The free holiday was true, but the scam was that the company "Sunscreen Holidays" had charged them for the plane tickets. Luckily they got a refund when Toby had prove that one of their workers Terri Fender had allowed an 11-year-old boy to take part in a competition, where you had to be 18 or older. in A Day at the Beach, when Mike organised a day at the beach for everyone, Toby decided to take his pet hamster Mr Hamster with him as he felt guilty for leaving him behind.
Series 2 (TBR)
In Crushed, Toby befriends a girl named Sara at a comic book store. He likes her because he realizes that the two have very much in common but when Toby tells her that his parents are still alive, Sara tells Toby that her mother had died. Toby returns to the Dumping Ground realizing everything he owned had been stolen by the others because they believed he wasn't returning but Liam and Frank decide to help him get his comics back. Toby asks Liam for help about Sara in telling the truth about his parents. Toby gives Sara his old, rare comic book and tells her the truth about his parents, she is hurt by this and runs off home, but when Toby follows her, he discovers that she has been lying all along and that her mother is still alive after which he is frustrated with her but she gives him a kiss on the cheek.
Series 3 (TBR)
It is mentioned by Tracy at the beginning of the third series that Toby has been fostered.
Jody Jackson made her first appearance on 8th January 2011 in series 2 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar.
During her first appearance, she is portrayed as being like a tramp, having lived in squalor; she is dressed in simple clothes and smells terrible – this means Carmen develops a low opinion of her before she discovers she is sharing with her. Carmen immediately resents and is unsympathetic to Jody and feels that her presence is intrusive.
When she reveals she is afraid to take a bath, Tracy entices her with bath jelly, which Jody seems to like. Jody tells Tracy that her mother used to scrub her with a scrubbing brush, only when the Social Worker attended. She also reveals that when she was naughty, people used to hold her under the water. Jody borrows a cardigan from Carmen. Elektra responds by locking Jody in the toy cupboard. Jody manages to escape by knocking out one of the wood panels from the door. Jody then disappears and Tracy thinks that Jody might have gone to her old home, where Jody used to live with her mother and Jody's brothers. Mike and Tracy arrive to find the place vacant, except for Jody. Carmen shows compassion towards Jody later on in the episode. Later in the night, Carmen, Gus and Gina discover Jody sleeping under the kitchen table. Jody says that she was scared to sleep in a room with another person. A very sympathetic Gina offers to make up a bed for Jody in the quiet room. The episode concludes with Elektra and Sapphire sharing a room so that Jody can have a room of her own.
In Goodbye Tracy Beaker, new care worker Melanie saves Jody's life when Jody goes into anaphylactic shock.
In "Jody in Wonderland", Jody's dilemma over having to give a witness statement against her brother Kingsley propels her into a Wonderland-esque world full of bubbly characters – her experiences in Wonderland eventually make her realise that she needs to testify against her brother.
Jody was put into care because she was found alone in her house. It is later revealed that her big brother, Kingsley, used to abuse her and her mother didn't care. It doesn't say anything about her father so we don't know anything about him.
She nearly joined Tyler in St Lucia in Series 8 Episode 12 "Go your Own Way" but she stayed behind while seeing Tyler going by himself.
As she is a character with anger issues. In Series 6 Episode 12, she goes with May-li to the gym to box which calms her anger down. She also takes anger management sessions which happened in Series 9 Episode 2
Floss Guppy made her first appearance on 7th January 2011 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Tracy Beaker Superstar.
Floss is in care because she was abandoned by her Mother in a nail salon, when she was 18 months old. Floss is good friends with Leo Long and Toni and Billie Trent although initially she was wary of Harry, even stealing his toy giraffe Jeff, after he scared her (although not meaning too) with stories of the bad things that happened at Elmtree House. Floss was five years old when she was introduced to the series.
Floss is an incredibly bubbly young girl, with short curly ginger hair and green eyes. She is very mischievous and can be manipulative, always doing what she can to get what she wants. Although she is very sarcastic and can be rude, she has a good heart and wants to be loved deep down.
In Series 8, it's revealed via a DNA test that Ross is her twin brother and her mum's name is Jane Sadler, making her real last name Sadler. They go in search of their mum on their own, following an address but it is the wrong house.
In Series 9, Floss is given the chance to meet her real mum and ask her the questions she has always wanted to know answers to. However, when she realizes that her mum isn't coming to take her out of care, she becomes upset and decides to cut contact with her.
Harrison Jones was a care worker introduced in the second series of Tracy Beaker Returns. Harrison was originally a trainee care worker, but he officially become a proper care worker later on. He is kind and humorous, and likes the kids a lot: they eventually begin a turbulent relationship.
Although he has been accused by his co-workers as well as some of the other children of being unprofessional, his 'childlike' manner allows the residents to trust him. Unfortunately, his behaviour also causes trouble and unintentionally hurts the residents' feelings.
Harrison has also has to be reminded to complete his coursework. Harrison, however, can always be relied upon to view situations from the residents' point of view. Harrison is particularly fond and protective of Floss even though she lost him a girlfriend.
Harrison leaves in-between series 3 and Amelia Beaker: The Movie. It's unknown how or why. He either resigned, got another job in a different care home, or was fired.
Mandy "Elektra" Perkins was a difficult, rebellious resident of Elmtree House during the second and third series of 'Tracy Beaker Returns'. Elektra presents herself as a tough young lady who is happy to bully and intimidate people. Elektra has had a complicated life and has lived in many care homes, before moving into Elmtree House. She is quite mean, sarcastic, and cunning, and whilst she does have caring moments, and begins friendships with Toby, Carmen and Johnny, she mainly displays her tough, uncaring and mean side. She appears to have a more softer side in later seasons.
Elektra arrives in Elektra, during the second series, instantly beginning her stay by fighting Liam, later explaining this as a reflex reaction following several tough experiences in other care homes. She begins to form a gang with the other residents, forcing them to commit thefts for her personal gain to test their loyalty to her.
In "A Day in the Country", Elektra is left jilted after Carmen almost dies falling off a bridge due to her actions; she also saves Harry from an adder.
During "Snake Bite", Elektra is reunited with her old gang, the Cobras, although after they try to rob Toby she realizes that what they’re doing is wrong, and she moves on, leaving the gang behind.
Later on reveals more about Elektra's character and family background. Elektra's sister, Melissa Perkins, arrives at Elmtree House in order to ask Elektra to be her bridesmaid. The residents find it amusing that Elektra's real name is Mandy. Melissa breaks the news that she will marry Harvey. The two sisters shop for dresses and Elektra observes through Melissa's behaviour that her mother has a strong influence upon every aspect of the wedding. Elektra is emphatic that she not be forced to change her hair, no matter what her controlling mother dictates. Elektra's mother put Elektra in care despite the fact that Elektra did not want to go into care. Melissa convinces Elektra that both of her parents love her and that they would welcome her if she came to lunch. Tracy accompanies Elektra to lunch with her parents. Although they kicked Elektra out of the house, they have made an effort to see her since. Elektra appears to be pleased that her mother took the time to buy a vegetarian lasagne for her. Her mother seems to think that Elektra has severe behavioural problems and wants to focus upon the wedding whereas Elektra's father at first seems to be more concerned about his daughter's welfare and putting the past behind them. History seems to repeat itself when Elektra's mother assumes control by saying that bridesmaids cannot have blue hair. Elektra becomes infuriated when her mother tells her that she must keep the fact that she resides at a care home a secret from Harvey. Mrs Perkins told Harvey that her daughter was away at a boarding school. Elektra rings the wedding planner in order to cancel the wedding by pretending to be her mother. Melissa comes to the DG and gives Elektra a gift, a new pair of white boots for the wedding. Melissa is furious when she discovers that Elektra cancelled the wedding. She states that Elektra does not deserve a family. She also showcases her feelings of resentment when she states that she always had to be the good daughter and that she was not able to attend her own prom because her parents were too busy dealing with Elektra's problems with the police.
Elektra left Elmtree House in between series 2 & series 3, But it was later revealed on twitter that she left to go and live with Melissa and Harvey.
Elektra returned in 2013 in the series 4 spin off, Parties with Pudsey, where she helps Tracy and Amelia organize a party for children in need. It was revealed that she is now 16, has a her own motorbike and is currently at college studding to be a mechanic.
Elektra was seen to appear alongside Vanessa, Frank, Johnny and Lily in 2015 during a mini-series titled, "Dumping Ground Dish Up".
Elektra returned in 2017 for two episodes in Series 4 of "the Dumping Ground", along with Frank Matthews, Johnny Taylor and Tee Taylor to try and stop The Dumping Ground being knocked down.
Elektra returned in 2018 during a spin off, After the DG were she is now 22, a mechanic and has been accepted into a Young Changemakers programme, to help other young people who need assistance in what to do in the future. She meets a girl called Sula who she becomes close to. Elektra decides to go back to working as a mechanic, but she gets various text messages from the bank saying that she is now in debt due to her not letting them know she is no longer on the Young Changemakers course and has gone back to her job. On top of this, she also is constantly being harassed by her abusive ex-boyfriend, Matt, even after blocking his number. We learn Elektra has fallen out with her older sister Melissa as she knew about the abusive relationship with Elektra and Matt but did nothing about it, showing that she is still the same pushover she was when living with their parents.
Many events during the series, like Elektra's defensive behaviour during Gus's adoption, have led viewers to the idea that she is a lesbian. She also had a Pride flag in her bedroom in Elmtree House. It was also confirmed on Twitter that Elektra is gay, but never had the chance to explore that part of her storyline, been as Elektra left in between series 2 and 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns. However, her appearance in After the DG explored this part of her character by having her meet a girl who she ends up dating in the end.
Ryan Reeves made his first appearance on 6th January 2012 in series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Goodbye. He departed on May 2019.
Ryan has quite a bad temper, due to his background and life before he lived in care. Ryan and Chloe's father also had anger issues and he would took his anger out of them (mostly Ryan). He is aged twelve with a Liverpudlian accent and short brown hair and quickly proves himself to be mischievous, deceitful and intelligent. He is shown to be a skilled liar, lying to get himself out of trouble or to give himself a good name. This lying makes him come across as an innocent and helpful boy, while his true colours of being manipulative and cunning. He also becomes friends with Johnny, Anne and Harry. In series 2 episode 5 of the Dumping Ground it is revealed that he has cynophobia (fear of dogs).
He is also seen to be kind to the other kids, especially the younger children such as Harry (who he reassured that fostering is a good thing).
Ryan and Amelia began a sexual relationship in the movie, which carried on through out series 4. But broke up at the end of the series.
Ryan and Tee Taylor often have issues, and they always fall out and accuse each other of things, which often becomes quite serious in certain situations.
In Series 6 of the Dumping Ground, Ryan faces a blast from the past when his Mum turns up whilst he is in town with Mike, she then later came to the Dumping Ground where he became angry because she turned up, later on, Ryan took her to their old house and told her that he wasn't the bad person that he was. After his Mum leaves, Ryan decides to leave the dumping ground and writes a letter to his friends explaining that they should look after Chloe and that he was sorry for everything he ever did.
Chloe Reeves made her first appearance on 6th January 2012 in series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Goodbye. Chloe's brother is Ryan, and they are constantly arguing and fighting.
One day, their father went out and left Ryan in charge of a two-year-old Chloe. Chloe fell out of the window and broke her spine, paralyzing her for life from the waist-down. His father saw Chloe lying on the street and assumed Ryan had pushed her out of the window purposefully; a burden which Chloe would carry until living in Elmtree House and discovering the truth. and blamed him for Chloe's accident which resulted.
In "The Fairytail Princess", Chloe meets Candi-Rose, and wants to make a good impression on her. Both girls end up lying to make themselves sound better. Candi-Rose then moves in, much to Chloe and Ryan's surprise. Chloe's best friend is Candi-Rose. In more recent episodes, Chloe has been with Joseph, and has blackmailed her brother.
In Series 9, Chloe has been given the chance to live with her Scottish Friend Iona and her family but doesn't want to leave her best friend Candi-Rose, she then decides to get fostered and leaves the DG.
Amy Payne made her first appearance on 6th January 2012 in series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Goodbye. She departed on 9 May 2016 in series 3 during the episode Two of Joy.
Amy is a quiet girl and is described as a kind and caring person, although gets upset very quickly, especially when Holly left without telling her.
She made her final appearance in 'Two of Joy'. It is unknown what happened to her after leaving in care.
Leo Long made her first appearance on 6th January 2012 in series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Goodbye.
He often wears costumes and dress-up, and is always wearing new and original costumes. Leo is a kind, weird, eccentric kid in the 'Dumping Ground'. He first appeared in Goodbye!" His age is 7, as of series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns.
He is best friends with Lilla and gets fostered with Lilla by the Boxer family in the episode 'How to Be Perfect'
Toni Trent made her first appearance on 6th January 2012 in series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Goodbye. She is the twin sister of Billie Trent
Toni and Billie lived with their mother, father and pet rabbit Mr. Nibbles. They loved their mother very much. She passed away, leaving them with their father, who turned to alcohol and became very abusive towards Toni and Billie.
In "Goodbye", Toni and Billie helped the other residents stage a protest to stop Amelia from leaving after new head care worker Sarah Allen wanted to chuck her out
In ''Desserts'' Toni and Billie tried to convince everyone that they were telepathic. However, the plan backfired when the residents started avoiding the twins because of it.
In ''Love and War'' Toni and Billie are convinced that Gina and trainee care worker Jessica were trying poison the kids.
In "Breaking in" Toni was upset as since there weren't enough tickets she wouldn't be allowed to go to a theme park with Billie and the other dumping ground kids. However, she was allowed to go after all as Tee gave Toni her ticket.
In "Dragon Slayer", Toni found a rabbit in the garden and believed it was a re-incarnation of a rabbit she had owned which had been killed by foxes after her dad left open its hutch to punish her. She was upset when she found out that it had an owner. Eventually May-Li managed to convince Toni that the rabbit wasn't hers as it was female.
In "Better Than You", Toni falls out with Billie, who doesn't like her bossing her about, leading to Floss and Toni stealing Billie's idea of giving tours around Ashdene Ridge.
In "The Switch", Toni and her twin sister Billie are adopted by a couple called Dom and Sally Harper.
It was revealed on 7 September 2018, Toni and her sister Billie will be returning as well other old residents as they can be seen walking up to the dumping ground in the new trailer
Billie Trent made her first appearance on 6th January 2012 in series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Goodbye. She is the twin sister of Toni Trent
Billie and Toni lived with their mother, father and pet rabbit Mr. Nibbles. They loved their mother very much. She passed away, leaving them with their father, who turned to alcohol and became very abusive towards Billie and Toni.
In "Goodbye", Billie and Toni helped the other residents stage a protest to stop Amelia from leaving after new head care worker Sarah Allen wanted to chuck her out
In ''Desserts'' Billie and Toni tried to convince everyone that they were telepathic. However, the plan backfired when the residents started avoiding the twins because of it.
In ''Love and War'' Billie and Toni are convinced that Gina and trainee care worker Jessica were trying poison the kids.
In "Dragon Slayer", Billie was worried about her sister, Toni, who got upset about a rabbit she found in the garden. Eventually Billie told May-Li that Toni had owned a rabbit when they lived with their parents.
In "Free to Good Home", Floss and Toni try to get Billie to pretend to be a gymnast in order to win a trampoline. However, Billie is unwilling and runs away.
In "Better Than You", Billie starts giving other children tours round the Dumping Ground, getting them to pay. However, when she falls out with Toni, Floss steals her idea, and she and Toni decide to give tours of their own. Billie teams up with Tyler and they plan their own rival tour; however, Faith tells them they shouldn't treat the Dumping Ground like a freak show, and persuades Billie and Tyler to stop giving tours. Billie eventually makes up with Toni.
In "The Switch", Billie and her twin sister Toni are adopted by a couple called Dom and Sally Harper.
It was revealed on 7 September 2018, Toni and her sister Billie will be returning as well other old residents as they can be seen walking up to the dumping ground in the new trailer
Lee Grice made his first appearance on 6th January 2012 in series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Goodbye.
Lee is described as a spiteful, rude boy who quickly established himself as the Dumping Ground's most unpopular kid - bullying the little ones, snitching on the older ones and constantly sucking up to the staff. Due to his hostile personality, Lee doesn't seem to have any close friends. He's shown to be constantly mocking Anne about her Grandfather and provoking Ryan on a number of occasions. Lee seems to have a love-hate relationship with Frank, Liam or Johnny, as most of the time they can't stand each other. But sometimes they can be seen enjoying each other's company and hanging out together.
He makes his final appearance at the end of the series and didn't return for the movie or series 4
Holly Li made her first appearance on 6th January 2012 in series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Goodbye. She departed on 7th March 2013 in series 4 during the episode Beam me up Scottie.
Holly is a quiet, friendly 7 year old who prefers her own company or likes to talk to her few select friends. She is quite timid and becomes afraid quickly. This is a factor in why she is so quiet. When ignored, Holly becomes irritated and goes to extreme lengths to be noticed.
Holly wears glasses and is of Asian origin. She has long black hair. She usually carries a teddy bear with her.
She made her final appearance in 'Beam Me Up, Scottie', when she moved in with her foster parents, Mark and Helen.
Sarah Allen made his first appearance on 6th January 2012 in series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Goodbye. She departed on 5th October 2012 during Tracy Beaker: The Movie and returned in 2014 in series 1 of the Dumping Ground as a recurring cast member before departing in 2015 series 2.
Sarah can be shown to be very caring but firm and strict when necessary. Unlike most care-workers she can have a friendly attitude towards the social workers and can stick up for them, like when Hattie got shot with cream by the kids, however sometimes she can still bore her.
In the first episode of series three, upon arriving after replacing Mike and Rachel, Sarah got a strong hatred from the kids. Liam and Frank disliked for making them split up, and Amelia hated the idea that Sarah wouldn't let her go out on her own to get her nose pierced.
Anne Honary made her first appearance on 13th January 2012 in series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Running. She departed on May 2016 in series 3 of the Dumping Ground.
Anne used to live with her grandfather, Richard before going into care. But he was no longer fit to look after Anne because he developed Alzheimer's, so he was starting to lose his memory and became weaker. Anne at first was adamant there was nothing wrong with her grandfather, but she later learned that he needed looking after, and that he was only going to get worse as time progressed.
Anne is the best friend of Amelia Beaker and Ryan Reeves and is a trainee athlete. Anne is a kind, thoughtful and active girl she loves sports although at times she can be angry, spiteful and moody usually when she is not allowed to see her grandpa.
She departs during the final episode of series 4, to attend a sports academy, however returns in series 1 of the Dumping Ground after admitting she faked an injury to return to the Dumping Ground.
Ron Harpney made his first appearance on 4th January 2013 in series 4 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode New Beginnings. He departed on 19th April 2013 in series 4 during the episode Off The Map.
Ron was introduced as the head care-worker of Brookside Children's Home in series 4, he took an immediate reluctant attitude towards Hattie and became friends with Gina. Ron deep down cares for the residents, especially the little ones like Leo, Holly, Toni and Billie.
He made his last appearance in the final episode of series 4
Peggy Carter made her first appearance on 4th January 2013 in series 4 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode New Beginnings. She departed on 4th April 2014 in series 1 of The Dumping Ground during the episode 'Peggy's Goodbye'. Peggy is the eldest of the Carter children and has a protective, motherly nature towards her younger siblings.
Series 4 (TBR)
In episode 1, social worker, Hattie brings over Peggy, her brother & sister, T.J and Trixy, to Brookside on the day as the kids move from Elmtree House. Frank and Liam, who used to be in care with them, are initially determined to stand up to them, but back down as chief care worker Gina recalls their behaviour on a visit to a care home they were at; New head care worker, Ron Harpney decides to give Peggy, T.J and Trixy a chance, but Peggy starts an egg fight with Leo and demand sweets from the others and when they go to argue with Ryan, Amelia and the other young people stand up to them. The Carters encourage Anne to steal the kids files to destroy, but when Anne is caught by Ron, she and Ryan post fake files about The Carters. The Carters pull nasty pranks on the kids so Amelia, Anne and Ryan decided to kill them with kindness instead of fighting with them, so Anne does not get angry with Peggy when she takes her jacket, but Peggy becomes emotional when Anne lends her a pair of her trainers. The Carters intercept love letters from Frank to trainee care worker Jane & write back, pretending to be her, asking him for gifts but backfires when Liam and Amy worked out what they were up to. When the Dumping Ground has an Ofsted inspection, the Carters devise a plan to get it closed down by pretending Ron and Gina are mistreating them but it backfires when Amelia informs the inspectors that it's a hoax. Liam sets up a mock talk show when Peggy steals Ryan's mum's engagement ring. The girls separate themselves from the boys, but are brought together by their hatred for Hattie. Jealous with Amelia receiving money from her foster grandmother, Peggy and the other young people invite two elderly people from an old peoples home in order to get money, but they fail when the elderly people figure out what they are up to.
Unlike her younger siblings who are both white, Peggy appears to be of Indian descent.
T.J Carter made his first appearance on 4th January 2013 in series 4 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode New Beginnings. He departed on 2nd December 2016 in series 3 of The Dumping Ground during the episode '"Two for Joy"'.
T.J is the middle child & least intelligent of his siblings. T.J is portrayed as a feisty yet kind-hearted boy. He is close to his sisters Trixy and Peggy, and is a rebellious bully at first and immediately argues with Ryan. It is later revealed he is dyslexic. During the first few seasons of the Dumping Ground, T.J is shown to have a more withdrawn character & spending time with the other care kids. He is also shown to have calmed down and eventually opened up to his sensitive nature & became friends with Ryan. He is often outsmarted by his quick-witted sisters, although he has shown average signs of intelligence. He is a main part in Trixy's schemes. He is very protective over Trixy & cares for her even though they fight at times.
Trixy Carter made her first appearance on 4th January 2013 in series 4 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode New Beginnings. She departed on 2nd December 2016 in series 3 of The Dumping Ground during the episode '"Two for Joy"'.
Trixy is the youngest and most intelligent of her siblings. Due to this, she often takes control. She is a stereotypical goth & is always wearing black and white. She is mostly seen wearing a black dress with a white shirt underneath, black and white striped tights, a high ponytail festered, a black, white or pink feathery flower band and sometimes earrings. She's cute & adorable but not as innocent as she looks, her “bad girl” look makes her look intimidating. Although she has shown some evidence of a caring personality, she is much more frequently found bullying other kids or causing trouble. Her age is unknown but is about 8 or 9 as she looks older than she actually is.
Sean 'Wolfie' made his first appearance on 18th October 2013 in series 4 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode 'Independence Day'. He departed on 2nd December 2016 in series 3 of The Dumping Ground during the episode '"Two for Joy"'.
He does not like sleeping in a bed, and suffers from claustrophobia, as he hates being locked in. He makes friends with Liam shortly after his arrival, which annoys Liam's best friend, Frank.