"Lost and Found" (also known as "Slings and Arrows (Part 1)") is the 1st episode in Series 4 of The Dumping Ground and the 48th episode overall. It aired on January 29, 2016.


Bailey's world is rocked when his mum turns up at Ashdene Ridge. Can he forgive her for abandoning him as a toddler? Meanwhile, Carmen resorts to drastic measures when Ofsted inspectors arrive unexpectedly.





  • The size of the episode title credits have increased since the previous series.


  • The newspaper with Bailey's picture reads "This Seasons Young Hopefuls". There is a grammatical error as there should be an apostrophe in "Season's".
  • Carmen, after having to wear glasses since "Fake It to Make It" suddenly doesn't need them anymore. It's possible that she started wearing contact lenses instead.

Production Errors

  • The BBC's website at first erroneously listed the compilation version of the episode with the episode description from "Refuge".
  • For the episode's first individual broadcast, the BBC's website erroneously referred to the episode as the second episode of series 4, rather than the first.
  • The subtitles call Floss "Ross". This occurs in both the compilation and individual episode versions.
  • In the audio described version, when Jody and Mo take "Alison" upstairs, the narrator calls Jody "Jo".
  • On BBC iPlayer, it says that this episode was aired on January 30 instead of 29.

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 OffQuittersExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesG.I. 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?The 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 BusinessTrollIt 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 HeroStuckThe SecretBird's SongHomeFakerMe, Myself and IJay and Bird's Day OffWastersJoyless DivisionNo EscapingTo Have and Not to HoldMissing Presumed Single

Series 7: RageFive DoorsThe Lone RangerFace Your FearRun the RiskCandi-Rose?The Return of the Freaky Twins

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss the FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact MeetingThe Joseph & Taz Files