A regional center for the developmentally disabled does not owe a duty of care to employees of residential facilities to which the regional center assigns mentally or developmentally disabled individuals for residence to protect the employees from injury by the assigned disabled persons.  Generally, there is no duty to protect against harm by third parties absent a special relationship.  The regional center has no special relationship to the disabled person because it can’t control his conduct.  And, even if the center owed a duty it would be to protect the disabled person, not the employee.  Public policy factors also weigh against imposing a duty of care since the regional center already has enough difficulty placing disabled persons and can’t do so without their consent or a court order –and hence can’t act quickly in response to a request to transfer the disabled person from a facility when asked to do so.