A man has been charged after a toddler was found wandering in a street alone.
The boy was discovered on Mugiemoss Road in Aberdeen shortly before 8am on Thursday.
A member of the public found the youngster before alerting the police.
The toddler has been passed into the care of family members.
Officers have charged a 32-year-old man in connection with the incident.
The man will be reported to the procurator fiscal.