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Lorraine Pascale is first UK fostering ambassador

TV chef and former model Lorraine Pascale. Credit: PA

TV chef Lorraine Pascale has been named as the Government's first fostering ambassador.

Pascale was fostered as a toddler and has spoken about her childhood on a number of occasions, as well as campaigning for foster children and their families to be given more support.

In her new post, she will be using her own experiences to "champion fostering" and encourage more people to think about becoming a foster carer, the Department for Education (DfE) said.

Former model Pascale said she was "extremely honoured" to take be asked to take on the role as it was a "cause that's extremely close to my heart and I know from personal experience how critical and important this work."