Two people have been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after a toddler was found alone on a street in Torquay.
Devon and Cornwall Police officers were called to Main Avenue just after 1pm on 2 January.
The boy is described as white and between one and two years old.
He was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, while officers searched for his parents for more than four hours.
A woman in her 40s and a man in his 30s have been arrested on suspicion of child neglect.
Police say they remain in custody and will be interviewed by specialist child protection officers.
The boy has been taken into police protection and is safe and well.