Tracy Beaker Returns: Profile: Rick Barber
Hi, I’m Rick. I’ve been in care a couple of years now, but I should be getting out soon. I’m not being fostered - my Mum and Dad are coming to get me. I’m not quite sure when yet, they’re away at the moment. It’s not like they didn’t want to take me with them, they just couldn’t. Mum was gutted. Sorry, I don’t want to talk about it any more.
So here I am, stuck at the Dumping Ground. It’s not so bad though, everyone’s friendly enough. I was at Burneywood before - that totally sucked. That’s where I met Tyler, we shared a room. He had a bit of a hard time, ‘cos of the bullying, but I tried to make sure it never got too bad. I hate it when bullies pick on people who can’t fight back - like Dad says, where’s the skill in hitting on an easy mark?
On the Dumping Ground:
I sometimes think it’d be a laugh having someone like Tyler as a brother but me, Mum and Dad, we move around a lot and Mum says it’s easier to pick up and go when there’s only three of you. I guess that’s why she never had any more kids. And that’s why I don’t mind it at the Dumping Ground, ‘cos it’s always full of other kids.