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The Dumping Ground gang make video blogs. Carmen and Kazima team up for a blog about facing up to big challenges, a subject they both know about only too well.


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Are you OK with me doing this blog with you?

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Yeah. Mike said so, didn't he? Besides, it'll be fun.

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-Is it meant to be fun?

-Well, you know, fun-ish.

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-It is a serious topic.

-Yes, of course.

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So, we're not going to have fun.

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We're going to help people.

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Right. OK. Welcome to The Dumping Ground.

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A place where no-one has any fun. Will that do you?

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I think that was quite negative.

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It's not as bad as it sounds.

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If you're watching this, you're one of us now.

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Relax. You're going to love it here.

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-BOTH:

-Ta-da!

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You'll meet some amazing new friends.

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Get to try exciting new food.

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We promise. It's an experience you'll never forget.

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Brilliant.

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But, remember, this is the place

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where random chaos can strike at any time.

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So you have to be prepared...

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For pretty much anything.

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-And that's why...

-We've made this video blog.

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-We've been through all this...

-So that you don't have to.

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This time on The Dumping Ground Survival Files,

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facing up to difficult challenges.

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Whether it's stuff that's hard to say or things that seem impossible to do,

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this blog has the answers.

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OK. If you're watching this, then you probably don't need me

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to tell you that life's not a bowl of cherries.

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Because a bowl of cherries is a portion of fruit.

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-No, it's a figure of speech.

-We can help though.

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We understand that life is not a portion of fruit.

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It might be something you have to do that seems impossible

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or a tricky conversation you'd rather not be having.

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We've all had to cope with difficult stuff.

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But what you'll find here is that most of us don't like

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to talk about the tough times.

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Just because you've spent your whole childhood in care,

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never really had your own room,

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been abandoned by your mum and your best friend,

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doesn't mean to say you should bang on

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about how hard life is all the time.

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She's right. Most people don't like to talk about these things.

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But the whole reason for this blog

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is to look at how people deal with tough challenges,

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so we need some people to tell us about their experiences.

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And I know just where to start.

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-Hi, Tee.

-All right, Carms?

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Can I ask you some stuff for the new kids blog?

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Yeah. Is this the one you doing with Kaz?

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Yeah. It's about facing up to tough challenges.

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-Lucky you've got her, then.

-I'm sorry?

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You know, she's not exactly had the easiest life.

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-Meaning?

-She'd have a lot to say.

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-Oh, and I have had the easiest life?

-No, but she's been through a lot.

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Yeah. Abandoned by her mum,

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best friend swanned off to the other end of the country.

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Oh, no, hang on. That's not her. That's me.

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Kaz had to flee from a warzone and then she lived on the streets.

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No. Hold on. Carmen, you don't need to...

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Johnny, I'm doing a blog on facing up to tough challenges.

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Yeah. Well, you've come to the right place then.

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OK. First challenge. Putting up with Johnny

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in one of his pleased-with-himself moods without throwing up.

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Sorry, I didn't catch that.

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Oh, nothing. So, Johnny, what's the hardest challenge you've ever faced?

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Well, I suppose learning to keep my cool

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when being surrounded by this lot here. That's not exactly been easy.

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Why does she get all the chances? When's it going to be our turn?

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Let go! Right, stop it, you two!

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Then, a different kind of challenge.

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There was the half marathon that time.

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Winners never quit! Winners never quit!

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I can do it! I can do it!

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Johnny's here! Guys! Guys! Johnny's coming!

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Go on, Johnny!

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My legs were hurting. My lungs were killing.

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And I had a stitch.

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But I knew that I couldn't let everyone down.

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So, yeah, that was tough too.

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SHE YAWNS

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-Carmen, are you still listening?

-Oh, yeah. Go on. Fascinated.

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All right. Well, then there was the time when the family, the Watsons,

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wanted to adopt Tee but not me...

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Oh, hang on. I think the battery's low on power.

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Really? It looks fine to me. That little light's green.

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No, that's bad. It means it's going to run out.

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Best go and recharge it, eh? Sorry. Thanks. Yeah. Bye.

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A narrow escape from death by boredom.

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-Who did you film?

-Tee and Johnny.

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-And how did it go?

-Not great.

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-Maybe they weren't the right people to ask.

-Meaning?

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If you want some serious points of view, you should ask some adults.

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-Adults?

-You do Mike. I'll do May Li.

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May Li, if you have something to do you are really dreading,

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what would be your advice?

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Well, my policy is,

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it's best to face challenging stuff head on and just get on with it.

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Delaying and arguing about who does what really gets you nowhere.

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-That's very impressive.

-Oh. Thanks.

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-If not exactly true.

-What?

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Hang on, Kaz. What's that supposed to mean?

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Two words. Bailey and Wharton.

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Bailey wanted to go home to his dad

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and someone had to tell him he couldn't.

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I heard all about how you "faced it head on".

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He's not going to take it well on top of missing the finals,

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so watch how you tell him.

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You're the one who told him he was only here for one night,

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-so you can do it.

-You've had longer to get to know him than me.

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Oh, yeah, a whole 12 hours.

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PHONE RINGS

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Mike, can I ask you something?

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Yeah. Of course you can. As long as you're quick. Stay there.

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Say there was this really popular girl who had quite a tough time,

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but never complained about it.

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We are talking imaginary here, right?

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And you were about to randomly make her life a misery

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by forcing her to share a room with someone she didn't want to.

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-Would I do that?

-How would you go about telling her?

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Would you come straight out and do it?

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Yeah. Of course I would.

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-Not try to fob it off on a more junior member of staff?

-As if!

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-WATER SPLASHES

-Argh!

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-Mike. You OK?

-Yeah.

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You've been here longer. She'll take it much better from you.

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Yeah, but I did last time. And the time before.

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You know, if this happens all the time,

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-we should have a system in place.

-We did.

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Gina and I used to draw straws.

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-Bit childish, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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The most important thing is to keep calm

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and trust your experience and your training

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to come up with a practical way of working out what's best.

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-Flip a coin?

-You're on.

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BOTH: Heads!

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-Head care worker gets to choose. Heads.

-Are you sure about that?

-Yes.

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No. No, I'll go for tails.

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No! I'll stick with heads.

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Tails! Ha-ha! You lose! Now, get up there and tell her.

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-Why me? Why is it always me?

-Believe me, I know how you feel.

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Well, then don't make me do it,

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because it's just go to be like Jodie all over again.

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This girl is different. You know her.

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-Who is it?

-Frank's friend. Kazima.

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So much for adults. They say one thing and do another.

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And if Mike won't bite the bullet and face up to difficult situations,

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what hope is there for the rest of us?

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What was the difficult situation Mike wouldn't face up to?

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Er...forgot.

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-The homeless girl?

-Yeah.

-The thief?

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You know that she only stole because she had to.

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And what if she decides that she has to have my stuff?

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-Mike, you're asking me to share my room with a criminal.

-No.

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I'm asking you to be kind to somebody

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who's had a rough deal in life and needs your help.

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-Yeah. Slips my mind.

-OK.

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If you don't mind, there is something I would like to say.

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OK. No-one's stopping you.

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About someone in The Dumping Ground who has been through such a lot.

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-Right.

-Who has always been kind to me and treated me like a sister.

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Yeah.

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I've got loads of dresses you can borrow.

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Are they all pink?

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No, actually.

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But I'll go and get them from the attic and you can try them on, OK?

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-I could give you a makeover.

-Makeover?

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Yeah, me and Lily used to do them all the time.

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-I could do your hair, your nails, your make-up.

-Like yours?

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-Yeah, if you want to. Let's do it.

-I have a better idea.

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What if I make you over?

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What's wrong?

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Don't you want to look like me?

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Joking.

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This good friend has let me share a room and always been there for me.

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Well, this person's hasn't exactly been perfect,

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but they have tried their best.

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If you move into my room, then I expect you to follow my rules.

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-Your rules?

-Yeah.

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For a start, you need to start washing your clothes

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because it stinks around this place.

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-All I can smell is your cheap perfume.

-The perfume is fine.

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The problem is you.

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How do I smell now? Do you like it?

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That was a present from my mum.

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Get out of my room now!

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Yes, it's true that I owe an awful lot to

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Frank.

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Frank?

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Only joking. I meant Floss.

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Oh, my aching sides.

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You're right. Too much fun.

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We'll be BFFs. She could, like, totally give me a makeover.

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I could be like her, look like her, dress like her.

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Well, you do smell like her.

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She looks at me like I'm dirt on the ground.

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I can't live like that.

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But it's got to be better than living on the streets.

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Except on the streets I was respected.

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I could choose my friends.

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Thanks a lot.

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Oh, shush. I chose you.

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And if it wasn't for you, I would still be back out there.

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The great thing about Frank is that he faces challenges,

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but he doesn't mope about feeling sorry for himself.

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Well, actually, that's not true, is it?

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Maybe you don't know Frank as well as you think you do.

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What do you mean?

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Believe me, Frank can well turn into Mr The World's Got It In For Me

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when things don't go right for him.

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Like when he messed up in his exams that time.

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PHONE BEEPS

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-Well?

-Frank?

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I got a D in sports science.

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OK. A D is OK.

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And the rest?

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Never mind. It's just exams.

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Jim said it was my whole future.

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You know, while some people are more suited to academia...

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-Oh, you mean I'm thick.

-No.

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Don't bat your eyes at me.

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I'm thick, I'm useless, and this proves it.

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Frank, I heard something about you. I need to know if it's true.

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What do you mean?

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That you felt so sorry for yourself

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when your exams went badly you were going to give up.

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That's not the Frank I know.

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It was just an off day.

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And I soon snapped out of it.

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So, what are you going to do?

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Take control of my destiny.

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Go back to school.

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Do my resits.

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Get on the course that I really want.

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And, when you've been through it yourself,

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you can see when others are making the same mistakes.

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-Like who?

-You'd be surprised.

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-Are you going to help me, then, or are you just going to sit there?

-Yep.

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-What are you even been doing here, Frank?

-I can sit if I want.

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-Well, then put my stupid disc in.

-Do it yourself.

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I can't because I'm in this lame contraption.

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Doesn't mean you can treat people like slaves.

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Oh, I'm sorry, I can't work the machine with my toes.

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You don't even try.

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Do you think I like being like this? Do you think I like being useless?

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Moping about doesn't do any good.

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You won't get anywhere like that.

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-You're not useless. You're in a wheelchair.

-Exactly.

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It's my whole track career gone now.

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You will get better.

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I'm like this every day of my life.

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I can't run or win a race.

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I have to talk really slowly, so people can understand.

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Frank, wait!

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It's different for you.

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You were born like that, so you don't know any different.

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I don't sit around and moan, you mean.

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So, what Frank was saying might not

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have been exactly what Faith wanted to hear.

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But he was right.

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And he was brave enough to speak up and say that stuff,

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however difficult it might have been.

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So, what have we learnt so far about facing up to tough challenges

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to upload into the Survival Files?

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Well, challenges can come in lots of different forms.

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It could be something really hard that you have to do.

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Or something that's difficult to say to someone can be just as tough.

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Either way, ignoring the problem gets you nowhere.

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It's best to face up to stuff.

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But even some adults have trouble putting that into practice.

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Sometimes, though, you can find yourself facing a challenge

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that doesn't seem hard. It seems impossible.

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Faith certainly found it tough being in a wheelchair.

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So, she was lucky that she had Frank there to talk things through.

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He knows more about tough challenges than most.

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You're right, you know.

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Sometimes something difficult is just as hard, even harder,

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than doing something difficult.

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Yeah. Tell me about it.

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Although some people can make a right meal out of it.

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Like when Lily went off with her dad and Shannay.

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Is that your friend who went to live in another part of the country?

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-The one who abandoned you?

-Yeah. How did you know about her?

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I don't know.

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Somebody must have mentioned her.

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Anyway, Lily so went about it all the wrong way.

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She just made it hard for herself.

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It's not like I'm a monster or something.

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Have you spoken to Carmen yet?

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-Weird, Spud! Look!

-You have to...

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Hey, Lily, when did you get here?

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What are you two whispering about?

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OK, erm, you know that cafe that Sinead's sister has down south?

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-By the seaside, yeah.

-Yeah, that one.

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Erm, she asked my dad and Sinead to run it.

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What, full-time?

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Won't that mean they have to live there though?

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Well, yeah, there's a flat above.

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Lily, they cannot just pack you up and move you miles away.

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How long does it even take to get there?

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Hours.

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And what about your sisters?

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Should they just pack everything up and come too?

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Poppy and Rosie are settled, they're fine here.

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Yeah, but you're best where you are, Lily.

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-Have you told your dad this isn't fair?

-Well...

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No, you haven't. Lily, he has messed you around too many times.

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-Carmen...

-You move here, you live there, the Dumping Ground,

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then you live back with him.

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When will you tell him it's not fair?

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Just tell him that you want to stay!

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No, cos I want to go!

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Talk about coming out and saying something.

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She could have sugared the pill a little bit.

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What should this Lily have said then?

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Whatever way she put it, you were going to be upset.

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What do you mean? I'm a calm person.

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I can take it.

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Carmen, please don't be angry with me.

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I don't mean to be harsh, Carmen.

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But if someone is brave enough to break bad news, it's not fair

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to just keep making things harder for them.

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-I just don't see why you want to go.

-To be with my dad.

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To be part of Jonah growing up... Look, I don't know, it's important.

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Aren't your sisters important? Me, the Dumping Ground?

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Doesn't what's here add up to more than the dad that's let you down

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-more than enough times.

-It's a new start for me too.

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There's a college not far,

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I could sign up for a catering course.

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Maybe one day I'll be a professional cook.

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What, and there are no colleges here?

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It's what happens, isn't it? Everyone leaves.

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Now you're just feeling sorry for yourself.

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It's you that's pushing people away.

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You're saying I pushed my mum away?

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No, I didn't mean that.

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Look, I've never pushed anyone away and you know that.

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People just move on and find something better than me,

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which is exactly what you've done.

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It's not better, it's just next.

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Look, you don't know Lily and you don't know me,

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so, don't judge people, right?

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But you're talking like you're the only person ever to have to

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face up to losing people.

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Tell you what, Kaz. Why don't we drop this now?

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It's too upsetting.

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It's OK. I do understand.

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It must have been difficult.

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Why don't we change the subject to something a little less sad.

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OK. How about Frank losing everything he owned

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and ending up on the streets destitute and in lots of danger.

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Perfect.

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I mean, oh, you know, poor Frank.

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I suppose we should have noticed something was up

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because even though Frank supposedly had left, he was always here.

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-I just...

-Come on, inside the office now, Frank.

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It's true.

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It's hard to imagine why you would want to hang round this place

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if you had somewhere better to live.

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Actually, that's quite offensive!

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Everything is fine. I love living on my own.

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What is true is Frank's excuses for turning up

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were getting lamer and lamer.

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And to what do we owe the pleasure this time?

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I borrowed a pound off Rick.

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Cheers, mate, it could have waited though.

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And my shower's not working.

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And then it went completely the other way.

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From being always here,

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it was like Frank had vanished off the face of the earth.

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And when we went looking for him, were we in for a shock!

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-Flat's empty, no-one's there.

-Well, he can't have moved out,

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-he would have told us.

-Is this the right flat?

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Yes, definitely.

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-All right?

-Do you know Frank Matthews?

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Who's asking?

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When you see him, tell him I want my money.

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-What money? Where is he?

-Well, that's what I'd like to know.

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-What?

-Where'd you get that chain?

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DOG BARKS

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Frank's in trouble.

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Whenever he'd got into a mess before,

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Frank has always used the gift of the gab to charm his way out of it.

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But this was heavy. He was way out of his depth.

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Apparently, Frank hasn't been at college.

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He's also missed appointments

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with his support worker.

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Well, when did she last see him?

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Two weeks ago.

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We've spoken to the police,

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we've filed a missing persons report,

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now we need to gather as much information as we can.

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-Who saw Frank last?

-Me, but that was weeks ago.

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All right, well, what about Jade?

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I texted her and she said she hasn't seen him since they broke up.

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-They broke up?

-Mm-hm.

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And then she saw him in town with another girl.

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-What girl?

-She said she didn't know,

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but she did say she looked a bit, erm, dodgy.

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All right, well, you need to tell the police all this.

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They'll probably want to speak to Jade as well. Come on.

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Look, don't worry. We'll find him.

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-Yeah, all right...

-I hope they find him.

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The thing is, though, that Frank was never really in danger

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because he had people looking out for him,

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who would never have let him come to any harm.

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Yeah, I know, you say that but,

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let's face it, he was living under a bridge.

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There are worse places. Believe me.

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You've been living here? Frank, you've got a flat.

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Look, Carmen, I can't go back there.

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What, cos you owe money?

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He played cards with bad people. First he won, then,

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he lost... A lot.

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How much did he lose?

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-Everything.

-Not everything.

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Take it. It is a gift.

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I can't believe you did that!

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-Frank, you can't live like this.

-It's OK.

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I'm going to win my money back.

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How?

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If you were all looking out for Frank like you say,

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how did you let him get into such a mess?

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It's not as simple as that.

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I think it's very simple.

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Frank's gambling habit meant he had lost everything

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and all his so-called new friends had let it happen.

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You can't bet on another card game.

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This one's different.

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Is that why you sold your watch? Buying money for a game?

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No, I'll win my money back and then I'll stop.

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Gambling can be like a disease.

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Once someone gets hooked on it, you can't just tell them to stop.

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-It's hard for them.

-What a mess though!

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I mean, it was hard to know where to start to fix it.

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Well, sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.

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Give me the watch.

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But you said it was a gift.

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Not for you to lose at cards. I'll keep it safe for you.

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Fine.

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That's all very well but what Frank needed to get him

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out of this impossible mess was his real friends.

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I agree.

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Leave me alone.

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Can you please just tell him to come back to the Dumping Ground?

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-Dumping Ground?

-Yeah, it's our home. It's better than it sounds, trust me.

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Guys, they're here!

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What a relief that was, getting Frank safely back to

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the Dumping Ground and people who really care.

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-Never do that again, OK?

-Yeah.

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What, like Johnny?

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-So, you gambled all your money away, again.

-Well, it's not Frank's fault.

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-He was scammed.

-Now you want us to help you commit fraud?

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And Bailey. He wasn't exactly desperate to help out either.

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You don't know what you're getting yourself into.

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These people could be well messed up.

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Yeah, we're not asking for anything that risky, you know,

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just jewellery. Cheap jewellery, that looks expensive.

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Like this, do you mean?

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Good to know that there is some point in having

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so much tacky jewellery.

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I'll pretend I didn't hear that.

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This could work.

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-So, when do we do it?

-Whoa, whoa... We?

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You're going to need a girl to make the scam work.

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I'm the oldest, and I've got my crutches, still.

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Now I like how she's thinking.

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I don't get it, why does she need her crutches?

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Because he's going to suspect the poor lame girl...

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So, Frank telling Faith to stop moaning

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and get on with life ended up helping him.

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Frank!

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She even used her injury to help out.

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-Frank's not here.

-Can I come in?

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Please, I left something here, something really important.

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There's nothing here. The place is empty.

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Don't worry, Frank's probably looking after it.

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Looking after what?

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My engagement ring. I'll just die if I don't get it back.

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And you think Frank's got it?

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I know it's here, I've looked everywhere else.

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Call me if you find it. Please.

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-Expensive, was it?

-Priceless.

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To me, I'd pay anything to get it back.

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Anything.

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-How did it go?

-Faith was on fire. Where'd you learn to act like that?

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Years of lying to social workers.

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I was so impressed. All these people cared about Frank.

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And we all came together to get him out of this mess.

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-What are you doing?

-Nothing.

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She just picked up something.

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Well, what is it?

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-Just a ring.

-Faith's engagement ring.

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You give me that ring and I'll pay you back everything.

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-Everything?

-All the money we ever won off you.

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How about that? You can share it with her if you like.

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Have I got a deal?

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Yeah.

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-Result?

-Result.

-Come on, let's go.

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Do you think they've tried to call me yet?

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Who is it you're after, mate?

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Faith. I need to speak to Faith.

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Wrong number, mate.

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I must have the number wrong.

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Danny, what happened to your chain?

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-Frank!

-That was quicker than I thought...

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-Maybe they want this?

-How do you do that?

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Who cares? Run!

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You must have been relieved when everything got sorted out.

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Yeah, I knew my luck had to change.

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Luck! That wasn't luck.

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That was loads of people going out of their way to help you.

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Yeah. Lucky me.

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Frank Matthews. You're impossible.

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Yep.

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So, what have we learnt about tough challenges to

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upload into the Dumping Ground Survival Files?

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There are all sorts of challenges life throws at us.

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It can be something really hard that you have to do,

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like Johnny's half marathon.

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It can be something you don't know how to tell someone.

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Like Lily when she had to tell me she was moving away.

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Or Mike when he had to tell Carmen she had to share a room.

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It seems many people have trouble telling Carmen stuff

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she doesn't want to hear.

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Moving on...

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It's best to face up to things you're dreading.

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If it's something you're going to have to do eventually,

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why not tackle it today?

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But that's often easier said than done.

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As May Li can tell you.

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There are some challenges, though, that are just too big for one person.

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And then you need help.

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Frank might have been telling Faith stuff

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she didn't want to hear at the time

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but he helped her face up to the challenge of life after her injury.

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And she repaid the favour when we all pulled together to help

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Frank get out of what seemed like an impossible situation.

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That's the lowdown on facing up to challenges safely

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uploaded into the Dumping Ground Survival Files.

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Good luck with the tough challenges in your life. And remember...

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We've been through all this,

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so you don't have to.

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The Dumping Ground gang make video blogs as a helpful guide for new arrivals. Carmen and Kazima team up for a video blog about facing up to big challenges, a subject they both know about only too well.


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