the dumping ground

Dumping Ground Series 4

The Dumping Ground is a BAFTA Award Winning British children's drama series that focuses on the lives and experiences of young people and their care workers in care. Filmed around the Newcastle suburb of Jesmond, the setting for the first series was 'Elm Tree House', which was later replaced with 'Ashdene Ridge' from the second series onwards. A spin-off to Tracy Beaker Returns, the series was commissioned in early 2012 and first broadcast on CBBC and the now-defunct BBC HD on 4 January 2013.