The authorities weren’t wrong when they told Rob and Karen that latest foster child, Barney, would be challenging. The lad skives off school and commits burglary and, when Rob and Tyler track him down, they find he has a solvent abuse problem. Rob asks Jimmi to speak to him, and Barney opens up to the medic about the impact of his mother’s departure. Elsewhere, Rob tries to set Tyler up with Ayesha, and Zara wants to be a school governor. Guest stars include Katy Cavanagh – Corrie’s Julie Carp – as Valerie’s needy ex-colleague, Kirsty.
A familiar face pops up as needy Kirsty