Department for Education (DfE, 2017) state that......
...(Department for Education (DfE), 2017).
DfE (2017) acknowledge that....
Note: A good tip if you are going to use the same citation a few times in your assignment is to use acronyms. You must explain the acronym in full the first time you use it, followed by the acronym so it is clear to your lecturer what the abbreviation stands for.
In print: Corporate author. (Year). Title (Series or reference number). Place: Publisher.
Online: Corporate author. (Year). Title (Series or reference number). Retrieved from
Department for Education. (2017). Unlocking talent, fulfilling potential: A plan for improving social mobility through education (Cm 9541). Retrieved from https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/667690/Social_Mobility_Action _Plan_-_for_printing.pdf