A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a baby in Barrow.
The one-year-old boy was living with adoptive parents when he died and was under the care of Cumbria County Council.
On January 6, an ambulance crew was called to a property in the town.
The boy was taken to Furness General Hospital, but due to his critical condition, was transferred to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.
He died the following day.
A 37-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder, causing and allowing the death of a child and two other counts.
The county council has also recommended to the child safeguarding practice review panel that an investigation should be launched.
John Readman, executive director of people at Cumbria County Council, said: “This is a deeply distressing case and our thoughts are with the little boy’s family.
“We can confirm that he was looked after by the local authority and at the time of his death was placed with adoptive parents.
“The county council, as part of the Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership, has recommended that a full independent safeguarding review is carried out.
“A police investigation is also ongoing, and so we are unable to make any further comment at this stage.”
The man and woman have been released on bail as investigations continue.