"The Long Way Home", occasionally referred to as "Long Way Home", is the ninth episode of the first half of the third series and the thirty-sixth episode overall of The Dumping Ground. It premiered on the 6 March 2015.
When Ryan receives a text saying "help" from Harry's phone on Harry's birthday, Ryan sets off on a mission to rescue him. But did Harry sent the text?
- Connor Byrne as Mike Milligan
- Joe Maw as Johnny Taylor
- Amy-Leigh Hickman as Carmen Howle
- Mia McKenna-Bruce as Tee Taylor
- Philip Graham Scott as Harry Jones
- Miles Butler-Hughton as Tyler Lewis
- Kia Pegg as Jody Jackson
- Sarah Rayson as Floss Guppy
- Reece Buttery as Mo Michaels
- Stacy Liu as May-Li Wang
- Kasey McKellar as Bailey Wharton
- Akuc Bol as Kazima Tako
- Lewis Hamilton as Ryan Reeves
- Gwen Current as Billie Trent
- Nelly Current as Toni Trent
- Ruben Reuter as Finn McLaine
- This is the first appearance of Finn McLaine (Ruben Reuter).
- This is the first appearance of Harry after a two episode long break.