When times are tough, real friends are always there for you.
—Narrator in the Series 2 trailer

Series 2 of The Dumping Ground was the first series to feature Ashdene Ridge as the care home. The series premiered in January 2014 and finished in March that same year.

Between the first series and the second, Gina Conway left the show and was replaced by May-Li Wang. Bailey Wharton made his debut on the first episode, Kick Off. This was the final series to feature Frank Matthews, Faith Davis and Rick Barber. Kazima Tako made a guest appearance on the fifth episode of the series but was made a full-time character on the twelfth episode. Lily Kettle only appeared twice in the series; this series making her final appearance as a main character.


Main Cast 

Connor Byrne as Mike Milligan

Amy-Leigh Hickman as Carmen Howle

Phillip Graham Scott as Harry Jones

Mia McKenna-Bruce as Tee Taylor

Joe Maw as Johnny Taylor

Chris Slater as Frank Matthews

Daniel Pearson as Rick Barber

Miles Butler-Hughton as Tyler Lewis

Kia Pegg as Jody Jackson

Leanne Dunstan as Faith Davis

Sarah Rayson as Floss Guppy

Reece Buttery as Mo Michaels

Kasey McKellar as Bailey Wharton

Akuc Bol as Kazima Tako (Episode 5; From Episode 12)

Guest Cast 

  • Jessie Williams as Lily Kettle (Episodes 2 & 4)
  • Danny Ashok as Serjay
  • Guari Vedhara as Doctor
  • Mark Theodore as Jimmy Wharton
  • Finn Armstrong as Daryl
  • Jon Regan as Police Officer
  • Asif Khan as Police Officer
  • Angela Griffin as Sasha
  • Dale Meeks as Custody Sergeant
  • George Sampson as Danny
  • Georgina Campbell as Jen
  • Alan Renwick as Shopkeeper
  • Diveen Henry as Sally Lewis
  • Shareesa Valentine as Community Support Officer
  • Darren Morfitt as Mr Jenkins
  • Mackenzie Sol Williams as Justin
  • Himself as Viv Anderson
  • Chris Finch as Jack O'Donovan
  • Lu Corfield as Nicky Richardson
  • Michael Hodgson as Doug
  • Lucy Speed as Nerys
  • John Bowley as Neil
  • Claire Sundin as Jesse's Mum
  • Alex Humprey as Jesse
  • Sally Rogers as Lucy Taylor
  • Lucy Briggs as Hope Taylor
  • Gabrielle Glaister as Sian
  • John Sumner as Manager


  1. Jody in Wonderland (Christmas Special)
  2. Kick Off (Booting Up - Part 1)
  3. Quitters (Booting Up – Part 2)
  4. The Dumping Ground Experience
  5. The Barbeque
  6. Finding Frank
  7. Holding On
  8. Endurance
  9. I Have a Dream
  10. Sticks and Stones
  11. G.I. Johnny
  12. Be My Girl
  13. Hope
  14. Face the Music
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